A bit about me.
Hi Team, first of all I want to say thank you… Thank you for your support, your encouragement & Thank you for your inspiration.
Some of you know me on a personal level, but most have just happened upon my website or Facebook page in your electronic travels, so it is probably about time to tell you a bit about me and my why.
I am by trade, a travelling Sales Rep. My day job is spent selling products around our lovely country, New Zealand, and specifically the South Island. I love my job, but it does sometimes get in the way of my passion, refurbishing and in some cases, re-purposing furniture.
5 years ago, I was diagnosed with Chronic Kidney Disease, which is actually quite common! However, in the last 6 months, my health has deteriorated, and my kidney function Is now down to around 9% (Stage 5, CKD), in reality, just means that I get tired and am a bit puffy. The kicker is, that I am likely to need a new kidney or dialysis. I do try to eat healthily and exercise as much as I can, but hey, life gets in the way sometimes.
I am married, and have been for 28 years, and at this point I really do have to say a massive thank you to my husband who does most of my repairs and rebuilds and is soooo clever! I have two amazing grown up kids, and 2 spectacular Grandchildren.
Why do I paint furniture? Well, I have always been crafty and have always been creating. This is my therapy, my creative outlet and my release. My hope is that I can build a business, so that when I can no longer do my day job due to my declining health, I still have some sort of income. And, I just love the fact that I can give life back to something that was heading to the land fill.
So, always follow your dreams, do what you love, and the rewards will follow.