THE FUTURE YOU CHOSE...

If you were to go back 12 years ago you would have found me in a lab in King’s College University about to start my PhD. Having just finished my degree and being a completely naïve 21-year-old, I had no idea what I was getting myself in to! However, I was filled with enthusiasm, a desire to succeed and of course the notions of obtaining a noble prize for my revolutionising research. Obviously, reality is somewhat different but as I’m about to embark into the unknown yet again all the feelings have resurfaced.

You see I have decided to be my own boss, the captain of my ship, the creator of my destiny, don’t worry reality will seep back in again (I hope). After years of working in labs and offices at the ripe old age of 33, I wanted to do things differently. It hasn’t been an easy journey getting to this point and there have been many steps in between but I’m finally ready. Last year during Christmas when I had finished my freelancing contract for the year (more on that later) I had time to think and research things I actually enjoy doing and came across Leith (one of the best cooking schools in London, possibly UK), in particular their course on cooking and nutrition, initially I felt ‘I had found the one’ and then self-doubt reared its ugly head and I parked it. The course kept cropping into my mind over the festive period and I finally spoke about it with my husband who without hesitating said DO IT! A week later I booked on to the course and that was the start of the change. The course started a few months later and in the interim I took another freelancing contract to pay the bills! But this time I had something to look forward to knowing that at the end of this contract there was hope that my life would change again…