I am not young, but I hope I am not too old either – just somewhere between forty and fifty. My childhood was my first learning experience. I know what it is like to live through a bit of difficult childhood in a family where one never receives praise and punishment is a formative method of choice.
Maybe this was why I left Europe – at 21 years of age and with a certificate of state examination in English in hand – and went overseas as an au-pair. Choosing a family where you help with the children is often a bit of a lottery. But for the first time in my life, I won. The lady I was helping was a psychologist and was very interested in design. This inspired me to study!