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94037
Kerry S
24 Mar 2017
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Female
31 years old
English
Hyde Park / Craighall Park / Parkhurst, Johannesburg - Sandton and Surrounds, Gauteng
Hyde Park Corner

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for 12 months or longer

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South Africa
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R 90.00 per hour
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Peugot 208
More than 5 years
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For as long as I can remember, I’ve wanted to be an attorney. It’s not so much the title that I’ve been drawn to but the law. I find it fascinating. I worked hard at school so I could get into a good university. I worked hard a university so I could get a good job. I got a job and work hard so I could get a better job. I’ve spent the better part of a decade always working towards the next goal and somewhere along the way I’ve lost that spark, the passion for what I was doing. Now at 31, having worked as an attorney for seven years I realise that I wake up every day just going through the motions. Put on a suit, go to the office, sit in the meetings, argue, nod, agree, disagree. Sleep. Repeat. Recently married to a man who sees the opportunity and the creativity in the world, I have slowly awakened to the fact that there is more to life than the race I’ve been running. Money has made my life easier but it has not made me happier. Ticking off my checklist of corporate goals has not made me the person I thought it would. I’ve spent lot of time reflecting, thinking back to a time that I was happy, when I felt fulfilled and didn’t begrudge my work. Two instances come to mind. The first was when I was lecturing junior law students at Varsity College. I loved teaching and interacting with minds that are eager to learn. The second instance is when I was a university student working as an au pair part time. I work for many different families over the years, and each family was special and different and I remember each child perfectly. I remember their likes, their dislikes, their routines and their interests. I remember how, sometimes difficult in the beginning, there would come a day when I become part of the family. When that little person would be excited to see me after school. It made me happy. I loved watching these little children grow, learning about their unique interests and figuring out a way to get them to understand their math homework or eat the lunch they don’t want to. I felt fulfilled. I felt like I made a difference.
I would like to make a difference again. It’s been a difficult decision for me but one that in my heart I know is right. I’ve changed jobs in the hope I would be happy but I know that its to a job change I need in my life – it’s a career change. I would like to go back to the things that made me happy and for me, its au pairing.
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