About Me

by | Dec 23, 2016 |

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 Family

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!

My Purpose

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 ‘virtue reality’!

In November 2018 (not long ago), I have made a big lifetime decision – leaving the accountant job I worked almost 9-year and joining an IT company. This is a great leap and career change for me, many uncertainties and questioning time. But here I am, standing tall and feeling happy about the change! I believe change is for a purpose, and a good purpose is a hope, for myself and for everyone around me! 

I have recently started read into mindfulness and happiness in life. I often find myself entangling in a deep whirlpool and could not find a way out. Then I read about Aristotle’s famous quote “To perceive is to suffer.” I realise that my confusion comes from waiting for that happiness moment to happen, as oppose to getting on the journey of seeking the light…