Talk about a sliding doors moment.
You are living in Perth, a single mum working as a sales rep by day and studying by night. You’re planning on joining the police force, where you are hoping to become a forensics expert.
And then you get accepted to go a reality TV show. One your nine-year-old daughter’s been nagging you to go on – a little finding-love number called The Bachelor.
One year later, you are engaged to a man with his own successful business. You and your daughter have moved cities. And you are getting to explore a completely different kind of career – the kind that high-profile people get to design.
Listen to Snez talking about her new reality, here (Post continues after audio):
That’s where Snezana Markoski finds herself right now: A mum, a partner, and an emerging lifestyle “brand” in her own right, with her own blog, her own endorsements, her own celebrity.
And it’s a bit weird.
When I sat down with Snez – as she is now universally known – she seemed like a woman still working through what had happened to her life. How to get around her new home city of Melbourne, how to learn to live with someone again, how to deal with the attention and criticism that gets flung in her direction, how to take advantage of the freedom to make a career in a field she loves – fashion, beauty and health.
Holly with Snez, image supplied.
In person, Snez is exceptionally good-looking (of course), open, warm and friendly. It's easy to see why what happened, happened. It's difficult to imagine a man like Sam Wood being able to resist a woman like Snezana Markoski.
But life is an adjustment - Snez says she's still learning what it's like to share parenting again after years of doing it alone. "Sam and Eve get along really well and he's taken on a lot of roles, which I wasn't expecting him to... He'll take her on all her playdates. I've never taken her on one!