1. A real life defining moment for me was when I was driving my car late one night, and my windscreen met with a jumping kangaroo. I rolled 3 times narrowly missing a huge pole, and came out without a scratch. I knew I was extremely lucky to come out of it at all. Soon after I adopted my personal philosophy “carpe diem” (seize the day).

2. I commuted to work daily by train for 4 hours from my hometown in Wollongong to Sydney for 10 years. Back then I often dreamt about getting off those tracks and running my own business, so now I fully appreciate working virtually with great clients!

3. I was an early adopter and believer of social media, primarily Twitter. I knew it would be a real game changer and  invaluable for so many reasons, so I embraced it eagerly connecting with many worldwide and was even No. 1 in Sydney and Australia for a few years. Then celebrities like Oprah joined and it really boomed!

4. As a child I saw a scenic picture of the beautiful Greek island Santorini and one of my goals was to one day see it in real life. When I did this in ‘98 it was far more breathtaking than any picture I’d ever seen. It’s still my “happy place”.

5. In my 20’s I did a lot of road trips with my BFF around Australia, seeing Queensland, Canberra, Melbourne, Adelaide and eventually even living in Perth for about 5 years. Now I’m grateful to be living on the scenic Northern Beaches of Sydney in the area I’ve always loved.

6. I was born in Oz, but like many, my origins are from eastern Europe. One of the benefits I get from this rich heritage is celebrating 2 Christmases (Orthodox) and New Year Eves which is a tradition I have gladly continued with my kids.

7. We lived in Croatia for 2.5 years which is where I actually started my Virtual Assistant business back in 2008.

8. The most “dangerous” thing I’ve ever done was white water rafting whilst on holiday in Bali, Indonesia. It was either that or bungy jumping which I suspected would be way riskier!

9. My music tastes are very eclectic – in my old tape and CD collection (remember those?!) I had every music genre there is, but my all time favourite band is The Beatles, and the song being “Let It Be”. Seeing Paul McCartney perform that live was on my bucket list, and I’m happy to say I saw and heard him perform it in 2018. It was truly a dream come true for the Fab Four fan!

10. More than 25 years ago I read a piece of writing called Desiderata by Max Ehrmann written in 1927, and to this day it still inspires me.

What interesting facts would be in your Top 10?

Alex
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