Popular fashion blogger Aurora Banez also happens to be a coronary care nurse working at Adelaide’s premier hospital. With infection control being a key element of her role, Aurora is unquestionably one of our essential workers. We had loads of questions for her…
Describe your job.
I’m a nurse at the Royal Adelaide Hospital. I have been nursing since 2015 and my specialty is cardiology. i work full time and do shift work. Currently I am doing mostly nights but do one day-shift a week to maintain my portfolio, which is in infection control. So I have been quite busy.
How do you feel about going to work everyday during the pandemic?
Anxious with a huge side dose of fear. Healthcare workers (or anybody that works in the healthcare setting) are literally one cough or sneeze away from contracting the virus. I am now more aware of my surroundings and the people around me. It’s not just me though. Everyone is behaving more cautious now, as though the person next to you could infect you.
Aside from feeling anxious and drained, we hear about the corona virus everywhere. In my case, I hear about it at work. I get a lot of emails about it. I see it in Facebook, in instagram, in news channels, even Youtube. The information changes everyday, as everyday we learn more and more about the virus. Even my Uber driver talks about it.
How do you fit Instagram into your busy schedule?
I get asked this question all the time HAHA. I have always used social media as a way to break up a full-time full on career. I also have a kid! I use it to have fun and to connect with family and friends. I make it a habit to actively make time for my social life, otherwise my career will consume me and will leave me burnt out.
I don’t follow a set aesthetic. I post what I want regardless of color schemes and all that. I’m mostly invested on fashion, food, and wine. I’m also a huge local supporter, so you’ll see me frequently preach about supporting locals!
My fave so far was the one I posted on the 30th of March encouraging everyone to do their part in the fight against COVID-19. It resonated with a lot of people that are scared that the virus would take one of their loved ones life.
Jammies and a fluffy bathrobe!