Hello my Loves!
So this is my first ever blog post and I thought I’d just introduce myself properly for those of you who haven’t met me yet or heard my story!
On land, I go by Yasmin, and I am a first year medical student. Having just completed my Masters degree I have taken the leap into the field of medicine, with wishes to become one of the many great doctors that touch people’s lives on a daily basis.
As a UK student, eligibility for funding towards a second undergraduate degree is tricky, and in my case, unobtainable. It has been my dream to pursue a career in healthcare since I left school and bouncing from being a waitress to barmaid on minimum wage in various places just wasn’t going to get me through medical school.
So one evening late at the library when I was studying for my MRes exams (and by studying- I mean procrastinating and doing anything but..) I got particularly deep into the internet and found the most amazing thing.. Mermaid Camp.. IN THE UK!
The thing is, I have always loved Mermaids, mythology and legends, and I was well aware of the fact you could attend Mermaid camps in the US. However, as a student, travelling all the way to the States to become a Mermaid just was not feasible. So when I came across a Mercamp in the UK, I nearly fell off my chair. It took me all of about 3 minutes to have emailed the provider, sent her 4 texts and booked my place on the camp which was over 8 months away. I honestly didn’t care that it was so long away, I just knew I had to do it.
Fast forward to now, having completed the camp, trained as a freediver and been insured appropriately, I am now living my life as a real life Mermaid and I have not looked back. Not only does this wonderful job allow me to educate children on the importance of keeping the oceans and seas clean, and making them aware of conservation efforts while keeping it fun, it allows me to pay my way through medical school in pursuit of my dreams of becoming a doctor.
That’s just a little snippet of my journey into who I am and the start of my journey! I will be writing more and hopefully doing some short video blogs too, so keep your eyes peeled! If you have any questions or you’d like to ask me to talk about a certain topic or you have any suggestions for me, just throw them my way and I’d be so happy to get back to you!
Bubble Kisses and Starfish Wishes
Lots of Love