…In July of 1996, Viktoria was traveling from Manchester, England to Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts. A year later, Samuele was traveling from Florence, Italy, to Missouri. Little did Viktoria and Samuele know that two decades later their destiny would bring them together in San Diego to fulfill their dreams, while living with the love and passion of a lifetime.
How we met was a miracle, but not a coincidence...
Met in San Diego to Love, and Create
I was born and raised in Slovakia during the cold war. When the Berlin Wall fell in 1989 and the communist regime ended, Eastern Europe began a process of reintegration in the capitalist economy. It was during this time that I, in my late teens, began to explore my new independence from communism and from my family.
In 2005, I received a B.B.A. in Finance and Business Management which landed me a great job on Wall Street. Constant stress, high pressure, and working 12+ hours daily didn’t bother me at first. I achieved what I dreamed of and was living my very own American dream, or at least so I thought.
In 2013, I left NYC and made a leap of faith once again, quitting my job on Wall Street and moving to San Diego, California. I had never been to San Diego before, but my instinct was telling me that here I was going to find more balance and purpose in my life as well as happiness with true love.
I was right. In September 2016, I met Samuele. Our journey had just begun.
I was born and raised in Florence, Italy in a Catholic family. When I turned eleven, I attended a boarding school in Vatican City, Rome. I was an altar boy for Pope John Paul II. During these three years, I went through a profound transformation that impacted the rest of my life. Here, in the epicenter of the Catholic world, I deepened my passion for history, art, and philosophy. Far away from my family, I learned to be independent and began to explore different perspectives on life and its infinite possibilities.
In 1998, in hopes of better job opportunities, I moved to San Diego, California. I attended several English classes at the Community College. Eventually, I could start using my accounting degree and established a successful career in a corporate world. During this time, I made taking care of my two children my top priority. I knew that my time would come, and that once they went to college, a new phase in my life would begin.
That is exactly what happened when, in September of 2016, I met Viktoria.