It’s been crazy. I still can’t really believe I’ve done it. One day I’ll wake up and realise how amazing this is. It was hard and I often thought of giving up, but my supportive family gave me courage and strength.
I always believed in myself from the start, there’s nothing about me which means this isn’t possible. I know I can do this job really well, and the more people like me who go through training the easier it will become.
It’s a really good feeling, I know I’m giving hope to others in similar situations to mine. There’s a triple-glazed glass ceiling. I’m not the most common gender or colour, and I have a disability, but by pushing through I’m easing the burden on the next person like me.
I was spending more time preparing my own learning materials than I was studying. I was hospitalized because I kept fainting in October 2019 because I’d been functioning on about three hours sleep a night for two years.