In addition I new to living in London, on my own, so had to deal with all the changes in diabetes control.
At 19 I was accepted as a dancer with The Italian Operetta Company and spent the next two years living and working as a dancer, in Italy.
Even though I was offered a contract for a third year I decided I would return home. I married, taught dance, did some dance work with some well-known celebrities and then changed profession completely and worked in advertising for 10 years. I had my first child at 33 and my second at 35.
When both children began their secondary education I went to university and graduated at 51 years of age.