Hi Freinds. My name is Sam Johnson. Born and brought up in Wellington, NZ. I was not born with gold, silver or bronze spoon in my mouth. Born and brought up in a middle class family. But my dreams were high and huge. I always wanted to be a celebrity CHEF just like Gordon Ramsey. so i started my apprenticeship in a Hotel when i was just 17. I busted my ass off to learn culinary skills and believe it or not chef’s training is next to the Army Training. Being a Chef requires not just physical but mental strength as well. I salute to all those chefs out there
I still have all those cuts and burns marks all over my hands and arms, which always reminds me of my tough days. I worked very Hard to be a Master Chef and in the process i sacrificed almost everything. I left my home, friends and family all those valuable things. I gave 10 years of my life to this profession and achieved a lot. I was a Executive chef in a renowned hotel of my city. I was satisfied with what i had achieved in my life but deep in my heart i always regretted that i never gave enough time to myself to enjoy. I never had any girlfriend. Never been to night clubs, basically i never socialized. I was so busy in my professional life that i just forgot that i have a personal life too.
I’ve never been on Family trips, vacations, adventure trips etc. and that made me so dull and boring. I have earned a lot of money but never gave myself an opportunity to enjoy what i have achieved in my life. when everybody were enjoying their life, partying on weekends, i was bursting my ass off in kitchen. I never had time for my ENTERTAINMENT. This feeling of dissatisfaction used to bother me a lot.
Then one fine day i met the love of my life , who is my better half now, i was 27-28 years old. I met her in that hotel where i used to work, she joined there as a receptionist. We fell in love with each other. Now i started to realize what i have been missing all my life. The beautiful feeling of love ignited that need of taking some time out for myself. Sooner i realized that my profession “Chef ” is so time demanding that i had no option but to switch my profession because i do not want to lose the love of my life due to my job. so i changed my profession.
Now i m self employed and i have enough time for myself and for my family. I have two kids one boy and an angel. I love spending my time with my kids. writing is one of my favourite hobbies. Thus i started writing these blogs so that i can inspire others. I hope you guys will enjoy my writings.. Cheers