Annabel had a rather smooth childhood and did not look much into issues of faith until she reached university. While in medical school, she began to struggle with her studies and the question of identity as she began to feel things slipping out of her control. As she began to lose faith in many things that were once constants in her life, she got into an accident while skiing. The incident brought her to focus on her life and gave her a lot of time to reflect, which furnished her with a clearer perspective on her work and purpose. Her walk brought her closer to God and led her to a desire for baptism.