I was very excited to appear in a Daily Mail feature today. As many of you will know, I worked as a surgeon in the NHS before setting up a private aesthetics practice. I was interviewed by the Daily Mail for this article, which discusses the pressures faced by women, and particularly mothers, working as surgeons.
It was great to have an opportunity to talk about how these pressures impacted on me. I was absolutely passionate about my job, but the hours were punishing. After I had my first two children, I was struggling to find the energy to be the mum I wanted to be. I knew I had to make a change.
Deciding to leave my job was devastating. It was something I’d worked my whole life to achieve. But I felt I had to do for both myself and my family.
Setting up privately was a leap of faith for me, but I’m so glad that I did it. Working with my clients is hugely rewarding, and I really feel that I’m having a positive impact on their lives, as well as my own!
You can read the full piece at MailOnline here. I hope you find it interesting.