I certainly had a promising start in life – a pastoral upbringing in Maine, USA. I grew up studying ballet and I was encouraged to push myself to achieve great things (like go to a good university and get a good job). However, by the time I was 18, I had hung up my pointe shoes and started living someone else’s life. I started living the life that I thought other people expected me to live. The life of my family, my friends, and my teachers.
I arrived in New York City in 1998 feeling like a country bumpkin starting university. But my life changed irrevocably when I studied abroad in France and Italy. My horizons were completely smashed (in a good way.) And a new dream was born – a dream had to return to live and work (legally) in Europe after graduation.
My new dream became a reality in 2003 when the company that I was working for, Bloomberg, offered me a position running their international call centre in London. It was the best job ever really. I got paid to be me. Like other artists or sportswomen, who peak at a young age, I thought I was set for life, that the whole rest of my career I would be doing noble and inspiring work motivating, developing, and leading talented employees. Then the next 12 years happened.
I founded Eventful Travel in 2014 and quit the corporate rat race the following year. Eventful Travel is a company dedicated to taking regal women like you on trips to English castles. The travel experiences are one part storytelling, one part inspiration, one part self-development, and a whole lot of soul. I also wrote a series of castle tour guides for women called Castles and Countesses. By looking at the women of our past, we can shape ourselves into the powerful women of our future.
I’ve always been an avid student. A history student, a people student, a life student. I don’t profess to be an expert in anything because what’s the point in pretending you know everything? I prefer to think myself as a leading learner. I want to share my knowledge, experience and beliefs so that I can help you become the queen that I know you are.
There is no better time than today to be a queen. And never has the world needed our special gifts more. I invite you to share in the journey to queenship. To me queenship is synonymous with enlightenment.
Keep shining and never stop dreaming.
Heart and soul is a part of everything that I do. Which is why ancient texts and yogic scripture underpin almost everything.