Me In The Past
My name is Kitty Smith. I was born in China in 1970’s. For people who knows about Chinese history, Chairman Mao’s Culture Revolation period. My parents were both affected by this significant history event and they have dividing opinion about Chairman Mao.
However, I have grown up in a democratic family and I was given the freedom to choose my own destiny, unlike what were given to my parents when they were young. For this reason, I was eternally grateful for their life support, which resulted me settling in the UK in early 2002.
I have worked many jobs while living in China: teacher, legal translator, hotel customer relation officer and a business women. While truly enjoy to be a teacher to primary school children, I could not stand the bureaucratic governance under Chinese traditional education authority. This has led me the decision of leaving that job and furthermore traveling across the land and ocean in pursuit of my dream today.
I started this blog Working Mum Kitty with the intention of recording my family journey, my passion for professional productivity, my love for my mother country China and the affection towards Scotland where my loving husband grew up from.
But I have randomly blogged about my interest in children books, yoga practice, review of family holidays, and some of my own recipes here just to make it a great place for everyone to have a good read.
My husband Kenny is a Scottish bagpipe band major and his love about bagpipe start from his teenage age. He has given up his high profile IT career to become a full-time bagpiper/musician, so you can imagin how much he loves his bagpipes! He is a regular wedding and funeral bagpiper, also plays at corporate and private party. You can get in touch with him by visiting his website!
Daughter B is a super active girl and her baby age left me some unforgettable memories about her allergy condition. Her severe reaction towards peanuts still exist but the good news is she grew out of intolerance to milk, wheat, rice, and egg etc. It’s a huge relief that she can eat as normal like all the other children at her ages now, back in the days, it is almost impossible!
My son M is my sunshire, he smiles and he tells me he loves me almost everyday. Then when he discovered that he can fight back his sister, my ears have never had peace since! I love them both to the moon, but dreading everyday to be the judge who’s the best behaved and who’s not…
My love to my kids makes it a serious business when it comes to education, and I use skills learned from accountant job and management skills gained from my Level 5 ILM (Institute of Leadership and Management) Diploma. I know this sounds really odd, but they work for me and yield results!
Life is a never-ending learning journey. Apart from focusing on my family, I enjoy mostly learning new skills and new knowledge day by day. Hence the reason why I started this WordPress website in 2016 and fell in love with the immense knowledge of the ‘virtual reality’!
I also enjoy reading in mindfulness and am actively seeking for some call ‘life enlightenment‘ moment. Will I ever find it? I don’t know, but I know I’m on this journey no matter what… When the moment comes to a personal entanglement, I try to pick up Ferne Cotton’s book ‘Happy‘, or remind myself that many people in this world feel pretty Frazzled and I’m not the only one. Stop thinking for a while, review and rewind, you might just find yourself again!
In November 2018, after making a big decision by leaving the accountant job I worked almost 9-year, I entered into something totally different from my experienced industry. What happened next wasn’t all according to the plan, but I ended a better position than I thought I’d be in and there was definitely no regret. The main reason for that was that not only I got into a new job, but also discovered a second job opportunity with this amazing travel business, some passion I have never got the chance to explore early in life. This opportunity has meant that I can develop myself further into this field, expand my horizon, open up more opportunities, and a chance to meet more new friends. The most important thing is, I feel I understand myself much better than ever before, and I start to believe myself in a way I couldn’t imagine before! People say change is for the good, I will be the live proof for that!