There is nothing quite like the phone call that abruptly halts your life and puts you in the proverbial tailspin. It goes something like this: Are you sitting down? Do you have someone there with you? It’s lymphoma.
Over six years have passed since that horrific Thursday. There is no sense in complaining. Although I fought it, I can’t stop it from coming back but I can certainly enjoy life in the meantime.
I always liked writing, I always loved food and I have always enjoyed wine. It didn’t take long to envision myself as a freelance food and wine journalist.
My new life, my adventure, began when I expanded my already existing business of event planning into restaurant development. Once that was under way, I enrolled in classes with the Master Court of Sommeliers. (Sommelier is a fancy French word for someone who drinks a relatively large amount of wine and knows a little bit about it. You can open a bottle yourself and find out more). With my acceptance into the Court of Sommeliers and my business growing, I was ready to enter phase three. I re-enrolled at the University of Buffalo in January of 2008 with the goal of obtaining both an English BA as well as a journalism certificate.
Graduation is just a few months away. It is about time to pick up a fork, open a bottle and grab a pen…the next adventure is about to begin!