Postcard to My Younger Self: ‘Luma’ Gashi
To celebrate the International year of the Nurse and Midwife, we asked a selection of staff who exemplify the key qualities of a nurse/midwife to write a ‘postcard to their younger self’ and offer insight and advice to their younger self.
We begin with Lumnise ‘Luma’ Gashi, Nurse Unit Manager for Short Stay Unit/Clinical Decision Unit. Here’s what she had to say to her younger self:
I know you’re only 15 but you’re coming to a brand new world. Don’t be frightened – don’t be scared – this will be the beginning of a fantastic new life.
Right now you feel like you can’t communicate because you can’t speak English but know that in years to come your voice is the one everyone will listen to as you are respected and admired in your profession. You will become a powerful role model for other nurses to aspire to.
Don’t always worry about pleasing other people – trust in yourself – you’ve got it covered. You will be faced with challenges and be distracted by life events but don’t lose sight of your dream.
You might be chaos in the inside but always look your best – amaze them with your glamour, your dazzling demeanor and your beautiful personality.
Leave them in awe of you!