I’ve come to realise that in life it is not about the destination; it is about the journey you take to get there.
On your journey you will experience plenty of highs and lows, there will be times where you succeed and times where you stumble.
Either way you need to embrace the journey, you need to enjoy the ride.
That’s one of the most important things I have learnt along the way.
I learnt that valuable lesson at a moment in the early stages of my journey where I probably had the chance to chuck it in and opt for an easier path.
It was 1am on a Wednesday morning, I just had just finished a massive day in the kitchen and I needed to get from the Little Collins Street in the city to the other side of Richmond.
I had less than $6 to my name, my phone was flat and there were no trams or trains to get home. I was physically, emotionally and mentally wrecked.
So both literally and metaphorically it was one of the longest walks I have ever done.
It was a moment where most people would think it was shit and not worth it, I didn’t have that mentality.
I just had to suck it up and tell myself that why it did suck at the time, that one day I would be able to sit back and tell people that story.
Since that long walk home from work, I have plenty of other testing times where I found myself in tears, questioning what I was doing.
Times where I thought poor decisions that I made could cost me everything, times where doing what I loved was stopping me from doing others things I loved.
Stopping me from seeing my family and spending times with my friends.
But there were also magically moments where it was clear to me that I was living my dream and doing everything I set out to achieve.
I found myself working alongside chefs that were the reason I wanted to be a chef in the first place.
These chefs and other people out there, especially the successful ones, have stories and journeys that I love to hear about and which inspire me.
Although I still haven’t ‘made it’ and I know myself that I still have a long way to go, I want to tell my story and share with you my journey so far.
So please accept my invitation to hear my story and join me on my journey.