Why 'Seeking Victory'?

When I was little I was quite obsessed with name meanings. Nicole means 'Victory for the people'. I was very pleased with this at the time, now, well, it's a big thing to live up to. I'm not certain I can be responsible for people, I struggle just being responsible for myself but victory in some form would be nice.

At the time of the name meanings fascination I planned to be a vet during the day (I liked animals), a concert pianist at night (this delighted my Pop who was a piano man) and an actor in my spare time, naturally. This would have been a victorious life.

I ended up doing a 4 year degree in Pharmacy which I knew I hated by year 3 but I'm a committed soul. Then I did delve into acting, very seriously, training almost constantly and immersing myself in the independent scene (and a little professional work) both as an actor and as a production manager before realising after a lot of time and money was invested that I didn't really love it any more and I was tired of working for free.

I had a bit of an epiphany at the beginning of 2012, while scrubbing pineapple juice off a bar top at 3am that perhaps now might be the time to pursue my adult-long interest in wine (read this post about my journey) so I did.  I now work in a winery and as a Pharmacist by day, am studying a WSET Diploma in Wine & Spirits by night and write this blog in my spare time.

More than overall victory in life, this blog records my little day-to-day victories and joys which I think maybe are the important ones.

Thanks for reading. I hope you join me in my journey.


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  2. Great bio, Nicole. I've just found your blog for the first time, but am really enjoying it. Looking forward to reading more "victories" as you discover them.


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