My Journey to becoming a Celebrant
Originally from the UK I moved to beautiful New Zealand 12 years ago and it was two years ago in NZ where I became a Marriage & Funeral Celebrant. I came on holiday to the Gold Coast last June for my big 4 0 birthday with my two children and my folks. Just like 20 years ago when I visited the Gold Coast last I fell in love. I don't know if it's the people, the wonderful warm weather, the abundance of fun things to do, the theatre scene or simply a mixture of everything but six months later we had moved here! The only problem was that my previous position as a celebrant in New Zealand did not carry over to Australia and would require retraining and reapplying, something that I initially did not relish. But I feel like being a celebrant is a calling to me, I absolutely love my work. So it was a question of simply biting the bullet and getting on with it. I signed up for the course rather arrogantly feeling like it was a waste of my time. I couldn't have been more wrong! I did my training with the awesome Rose Training College in Brisbane and spent a very intensive 5 days with them where I learned so much. I questioned and challenged myself constantly and it turned out it was an incredibly rewarding experience. My application process here in the land of OZ was far more difficult than New Zealand and this too thoroughly challenged me. I can't tell you the sense of achievement I felt when I finally heard back to say I had been registered and my application successful. My journey has been incredible and I love every second of my work, whether I am sharing in the joy of planning a wedding or sitting with a grieving family, I feel like this is a job I was born to do. If you would like me to be your celebrant then please contact me and organise a no obligation chat over a cuppa today.