As a 20 year old, my journey is only starting; and I couldn’t have asked for a better start! I finished my high school career at Garsfontein High School in 2016. From there I went to continue my studies at the University of Pretoria because, well, everyone told me that’s what I have to do in order to get somewhere in life. Turns out that was a lie. I studied BSc Biological Sciences, since it is a one year course and consisted of a wide variety of subjects and covered a broad field, which seemed perfect seeing that I didn’t know what career to go after. I learned about everything –from physics to zoology to microbiology. And I hated it. All of it. To be quite honest, I was starting to think that I wasn’t cut out for any job out there, as everything I loved doing was seen as more of a hobby than a realistic career choice.
I am a daydreamer, I love letting my thoughts and imagination wonder off to a world of endless possibilities. I enjoy painting, drawing, singing and simply just making all forms of art! I’m not really sounding like the scientist type, am I? No wonder I hated what I was studying. Science is obviously not where my interest lies and should therefore not even be an option when choosing a career – and I thank God every day that I figured that out while still at the first few pages on my life’s story. I do not regret going to university though, as it is where I met two of my best friends. Going to university also made me more independent and boosted my self confidence, since I was forced to engage with new people and circumstances.
As a person’s career takes up approximately 39.2 hours per week, adding up to 92 120 hours in a lifetime (assuming a full adult working life of 18 – 67), I think it’s safe to say that a person’s career practically takes over their life and, essentially, becomes their life. This made me realise that I’d go mad if I continued studying at university to step into a career that I have no interest in. With God’s guidance I found my passion in events planning. I LOVE planning out a wedding, or any event for that matter, right from the start up till the very end. Letting my creativity flow freely into all the detail that goes into a wedding can get me on cloud nine in no time. Heck, I’d most probably be offering to plan someone’s wedding for free if I didn’t end up doing it as a profession! What I love most about it all is making the newlyweds smile on their big day as everything they’ve been dreaming about just comes together perfectly. There is simply no greater satisfaction as all your planning, hard work and the many hours that you’ve put into this special event is finally paying off.
When I realised my true passion I decided to fully pursue it straight away! As it was November, I was in the middle of writing my final exams at university and I was ready to start my journey as an events planner as soon as the year was finished, but I had little to no experience in the field. I consider myself truly blessed, as God answered my prayers in less than a month by tossing the amazing opportunity of working at Impressionant Events along my path. This is where I met some of the most amazing people that share my love and passion for events planning.
My family and boyfriend has been extremely supportive of my decision to follow my heart and instinct and to chase after my passion and do what I love. My little brother’s heart and dreams is in sport – cricket to be precise. He might not have a creative bone in his body, but even he has been supporting me all the way. My friends however were not too happy about the idea of me leaving them behind at university, but encouraged me to take the leap of faith nevertheless.
I am forever grateful to God for giving me the best of the best when it comes to family and friends and for blessing me with the amazing opportunity of working at Impressionant Events, where I met my new friends and ingenious family.