Junková blossomed in this time of change. The sixth of eight children, she was all smiles, earning the nickname “giggles.” She dreamt of traveling the world and learned German, English, and French. At 16, she began working as a correspondent at a bank, a branch that was managed by her future husband Čeněk Junek. When Junek was sent to start another branch, she followed to him to Brno. There, Junková took music lessons from the famous Czech composer Leoš Janáček! However, she soon followed Junek again to Prague and then went alone to France to refine her language skills.