A challenge to care for
I have been with Forever for just over a year now and I absolutely love it. My working background is in early years education and I used to manage a nursery before I found Forever. Although I have a degree and absolutely loved the profession I was in, like many people, I was working lots of overtime and getting underpaid for the amount of work I was doing.
In 2009, after completing my degree, I got married to my husband Wasiq. I was unable to pursue my career in the educational field as I needed to stay at home and provide care to my mother-in-law who had been suffering from Parkinson's disease for over 10 years. Although this was a full-time job in itself, from a young age I had always had an ambition to help other people. So while caring for my mother-in-law, I decided to provide private tuition lessons for children from home.
Unfortunately, in 2012, my mother-in-law passed away, which left me a little lonely with not much to do. My partner and I decided that I should look for a flexible job, and in November 2012 I was fortunate enough to be accepted as a job-share manager of a nursery. I enjoyed it, though it was quite challenging and I felt I was not being paid as well as I should have been for the amount of hours and hard work I was putting in.
I have been in the business for just over a year – it took me a while to find my feet. My sponsor was also new in the business and we felt very lost in the beginning. But, after a while, I finally came to realise that this is my business, and if I’m going to make a better future for me and my family I need to do something about it! I made the most of getting in touch with as many people in my upline as I could and watched many training videos.
Before Forever I lacked confidence, but now I’m training people all over the world. I'd like to thank my amazing husband – he never stopped believing in me – and for my family who look after my boys, Zakaria and Zohaib, while I go on trainings. I now get the time and the money to be all the things I want to be, whilst looking after my family, and I’m earning more than I was earning managing a nursery. I work my own hours, I am my own boss – and I love it!