I’ve always treasured and enjoyed the ‘finer’ things in life. I instinctively knew that there were more to life than simply the day to day experiences I had. I was continually looking for fulfillment, and through God who gives me strength, I knew that this search would guide me towards the space that would define my life’s purpose. I knew that God had something far bigger in store for me than I could ever imagine … as He has for us all.
The first time I laid eyes on a beautifully dressed table – many years ago – I thought that, if the table had been arranged so beautifully, how amazingly delicious the food would be! My passion for all things creative within the food, hospitality, events and marketing industry was born that day, and I have enjoyed working in that field since then.
A turning point came in my life in 2011, when I was involved in a serious car accident. At first, I went through a turmoil of roller-coaster emotions, trying to make sense of a change in me. The traumatic incident made me realise that the things I had been doing in the past – and the way in which I had been doing them – were no longer important to me, nor did I find the same joy in them that I used to.
Eventually I was able to turn the negative energy into positive thinking and the answer to my question “WHY?” became quite clear : because there was much work to be done; for myself and for others, whether it be in the field of charity or business. I felt that God now wished me to focus on the second half of my life.
At some earlier stage, I was asked to describe – and elaborate on – the picture of a road winding towards a narrow end. I can tell you now that I have walked every nook and cranny of that road – also its uphills and downhills.
I am now at that narrow end in the road; and from this vantage point I will be able to fulfill my purpose in life. I believe that, through my experience, I have a message for others: that I can be of service to them and that I can develop and maximize our talents on our journey towards being the “best we can be”.