One of my favourite things to do is help people. After spending over 20 years working in offices, I thought there must be a better way. I love the work but I didn't love putting in all those hours and not feeling like I had really accomplished much. Don't get me wrong, all companies need help, but I feel my skills are better suited to helping small business and entrepreneurs. I spent a few years running an event planning business so I know how stressful it can be to run your own business, and how hard it is to get everything done.
Some of my other favourite things include scaring people. I mean that in a good way. My husband and I ran a haunted house in our community for the last 8 years or so. I still love to plan events, and I ran a lip sync challenge at one of our local pubs which raised a lot of money for charity, and gave people something different to enjoy. I love camping and enjoying the outdoors when weather permits. I have also dabbled in some graphic design and creating apps for android devices.
My husband and I spent a year and a half teaching ESL in Mexico which was definitely a learning experience for us as well. Many years ago, I was also lucky enough to travel to South Africa, and I lived in New Zealand for a year.
I live with no regrets and I'm a people pleaser as much as possible. I try to see the positive in things and make the best of life. Working from home also allows me to be home with my two dogs which is a huge bonus.