When she was young, Norka Luque took singing lessons. She also took piano lessons and her parents made sure that she had every opportunity possible to be a singer because they knew that it was something that she was good at. While Norka did enjoy singing, she never thought that it would be something that she could make a career out of. She never would have dreamed of the success that she has had since she has been singing because of the way that she has done things and because of the people who she has influenced during her career.
It was not always the path that she had laid out for herself. Norka went to business school as soon as she was able to. This was something that she thought would be a smart career move and something that motivated her to go into a “real” field. She did not have much creative opportunity during this and she often felt like she was being stifled once she entered the workforce. While she was successful in the most basic meaning, she was not thriving and was not enjoying the work that she did while she was working in business.
Norka thought that a career in the culinary arts would satisfy her creative need. She, again, enrolled in school and began working toward a career in food. She wanted to be a chef and knew that this was something that she could do since she lived in France. It did not work out, though, because she was not able to be as creative as what she truly wanted to be and she had to study under other people. She wanted to be her own person and cooking did not give her that opportunity even though she had originally thought that it would.
While Norka was plotting her next career move, a foray into fashion, she stumbled upon an opportunity. A local band had heard her singing and knew that they wanted her to be in their group. They asked her to join and, with a leap of faith, she said yes. This was the first time that she thought she could be a professional entertainer and it paid off. After working with the band for several years, she had the opportunity to go solo. She took that opportunity, began performing on her own and never looked back at the other careers she had.