If soulmates exist, where’s mine?

I once heard that you meet your soulmate before the age of 21. I don’t know who wrote that, but something in me smiles in adolescent memory. We met when we were 17, in the midst of exams and parties and turbulent friendships. He was one of the first guys I fell for in aContinue reading “If soulmates exist, where’s mine?”

As strong as her

LR was the first patient that made me feel like I was actually a nurse. She needed me and I, in some ways, needed her. She gave me confidence and hope and strength. Gosh, the strength of that woman you couldn’t believe. LR had lymphoma, the third life threatening cancer she has encountered in herContinue reading “As strong as her”

Infinity Escape

She woke at 5am with an alarming sense of enthusiasm for the day. When usually she would be glazed-eyed and grumpy at waking in the early hours, she instead accepted the morning with pleasure. A break in the curtains shielding the draft of a cool morning showed her that the day was already going toContinue reading “Infinity Escape”

Everyone Smiles in the same Language

This time last year I was lucky enough to be travelling around Colombia. Even with my (and my mother’s) pre conceptions about this cultured and historical country, I knew I was going to learn so much from it and the people there. Although it was a rocky start being so out of my comfort zone,Continue reading “Everyone Smiles in the same Language”

A Great Stranger

Last year I was travelling in Peru with my best friend. Unfortunately that (what seemed to be) everlasting friendship came to an end earlier on this year and now I have albums of memories I’m not sure whether to look at with love or bitterness. I suppose it would still be love. Anyway. I haveContinue reading “A Great Stranger”