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50 over 50 Project No. 20 -Karen

WHAT IS YOUR OCCUPATION
I am a community nurse and work full time.
 
I think the best thing about being my age is having a better understanding of myself and what I need to keep myself well and happy.
 
I lost a baby, then adopted two children which eventually led to the breakdown of my marriage and I lost everything. This was a very low point in my life. My mental health suffered, with low confidence and self esteem and I had some toxic relationship choices. Eventually they tool their toll and I had a complete breakdown just over a year and a half ago. I received some amazing help to re learn new tactics to help myself feel stronger, in control and able to make better life choices to keep well and happy. I am now in the best place I have ever been.
 
My greatest achievement is being a mother, from a distance, to two very complex adopted children, despite all the prejudice and obstacles that have been placed in our way.
 
 
WHAT IS YOUR MOST TREASURED POSSESSION
 
 
Buying a phase eight dress almost 16 years ago for £110. I have worn it so many times and always get compliments.
 

Physically… my hair…. I wish I had thick hair….its my biggest hang up.

Mentally… I wish I was able to stick up for myself more and tell people what I want without feeling guilty

 
Empathy and kindness…. I’m told often by my colleagues that this is what they love the most about me.
 

Honesty, Kindness and humour.

Listen to your instincts…. they are right….when you get that feeling that things aren’t right, especially in a relationship, believe what you feel and make better choices for yourself. Your feelings will prove right every time.

Live the life you love and make every moment matter.


 

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Photographer Sharon Mallinson

 

 

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