I am so excited to let you know that I am participating in a competition for Rising Social Star #rssau. Thanks to Origin Energy (@originenergy) there is a home category and when asked ‘how does energy power your passion’ I was immediately excited to be able to share a glimpse into my business which is 100% my passion.
Some of you may have seen my campaign for Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month with the #justbreathetogether. So far we have raised over $1600 and we have had so many wonderful people support the cause. Why this cause is so dear to my heart is because I myself suffer from the disease.
Every CF story is different, some people live a semi-normal life, and others sadly lose the fight in their childhood and teens. I am grateful to live each day to the full and do things that make me happy. Having CF can sometimes be a full-time job in itself, and finding work for me once my health had declined was quite difficult. I also developed diabetes (common in CF) so that too was another lifestyle change.
At the beginning of 2016 I began a little Instagram business where I used my photography and design skills to create prints. Everything I have done is self-taught so it was a rollercoaster of mistakes and incredible conquers.
I couldn’t begin to tell you how much happiness it brings me that I am able to chase my dreams from the comfort of my home, sometimes in my pjs with a nebuliser hanging from my face. Each sale I get enables me to look after my health and take the pressure off my incredible husband to provide for me.
My passion is styling, photography and designing, all of which is powered by energy. Without it I wouldn’t have the tools I need to ‘work’ from home. Designing is my time to let my mind run free and be away from all things health related. This is my passion, my life, my happy and I couldn’t be more grateful and appreciative of everyone who supports me, purchases my designs or allows me the honour of styling with their products.
I decided to share an image of my (very unusually tidy) workspace to show you all where the magic happens. I will list the products I used below for anyone looking to purchase them also.
I am not sad or angry that I have CF, I am proud. I am proud that I don’t let anything get in the way of my dreams. I live each day like it could be my last and I chase after any opportunity that may come my way. I am well aware that I have one life and I intend to live it to the full, until my very last breath.
Thank you to RSS & Origin energy for powering my passion and allowing me to be a part of something so great.
/Silver Side Table by Lane N Co Decor
/Kokedama by Bulbura Plant Design
/ Desk by Kmart Aus
/Chair by Amart Furniture
/Vase by Kmart Aus
/ Paint "Kara Sea" by British Paints
/Hide by thehome.com.au
/ Powered by Origin Energy