Hi! My name is Natalie but my friends call me Nat. I was born in Hong Kong but I moved to Adelaide, Australia when I was four years old. I believe that Adelaide is one of the hidden gems in Australia because not many people come to Adelaide. They either go to Melbourne or Sydney but when they come to Adelaide they are either surprised by how beautiful and spacious it is. We are known as the city of festivals and are also known for our food and wine culture. We have beautiful regions in South Australia to explore and lovely parks and beaches in Adelaide. I love Adelaide and I can’t imagine living anywhere else.
When I left school, I did not know what I wanted to do and my mum suggested I study Bachelor of Nursing so I did that for two and a half years until I dropped out in my third year as I failed placement and went down a deep dark hole. I then got a job at Hungry Jack’s and looked into doing a Diploma of Children’s Services but I didn’t enjoy that as being around children was exhausting. I then looked into being a medical receptionist but I didn’t enjoy that either and finally I completed a Certificate 4 in Business Administration and an Advanced Diploma of Advertising and Graphic Design. I finally studied something that I enjoyed but it was hard to get into the industry as it’s very competitive and you have to be really good at it. I felt my passion was in web design and photography at that time.
Because I couldn’t get a job in the creative industry, I got a job as a Home Support Worker and then got my Certificate 3 in Aged Care. I have in the end gone full circle as I am currently studying my Diploma of Nursing doing enrolled nursing not a registered nurse like I studied before. But if you ask me if nursing is what I want to do? I will tell you I am still not sure. My dream job is to become a food critic but it’s hard to become one and you don’t make much money from it. I also have a passion for many things, which is why I created this space to enjoy what I am passionate about and to share it with you all.
And somewhere along the line, I got Endometriosis. I didn’t know I had it until I was 27 years old. My specialist said I must have it had when I was younger but I didn’t know I had it. I would alway get heavy periods when I was in school and go home sick because of feeling nausea but I didn’t know it was because of Endometriosis. It’s a chronic condition that plays a big part in my life. It’s like cancer except it doesn’t kill you and during this journey I have had to learn to love, and educate myself.
So thanks for reading my story about me. This space is just where I share all my love in one space and to also bring awareness to Endometriosis.