Now this is a great topic!
What did you want to be when you were little?
After watching Free Willy, I wanted to be a Marine Biologist. And that stuck with me until Biology classes in High School. Let’s just say that I didn’t go to school for an education, but more for my social life. I never failed anything but now that I look back I could kick myself. I ended up taking all the ‘easy’ subjects and never really applied myself to anything. Although I have some amazing memories from my high school days.
Do you remember why you wanted to be that?
I have always had a connection to the sea. We have always lived close to the ocean, even now the beach is a stone’s throw away. I love all sealife, especially orcas. I just wanted to help all the animals!
Did your plans change?
Yes, I ended up not actually having any idea what I wanted to do. It was just so difficult to choose 1 occupation for the rest of my life!
What are you(do you want to be) now?
Now I manage a Guest House right next to the beach. Before my daughter was born I was very interested to go into nursing, which is also something that I have always wanted to do. But in order for me to do that I would have to move back to Cape Town, and with a baby and a husband that just didn’t seem like a good idea. I do love my job though, I work with amazing people. Most who have become like family. I live very close to home, which is convenient and its a stable job environment. So I wouldn’t give it up any time soon.
Are you happy with the path you are on?
I am very happy with the path that I am on.
What would you do if could change it?
Having a child, who is growing up way to quickly for my liking, I would love to be a stay at home mom. I would love to be able to take her and fetch her from school every day and take her to all her activities.Unfortunately the reality is that in order to live the life that we life both of us need to work. So maybe if I won the lottery…….
What is stopping you from changing your path?