It’s funny how life is always changing. I guess I have re-invented myself many times now.
I started out as a secretary in many different jobs in Sydney. Having my first baby son in 1985, I then managed a motel and restaurant (family business) in a little place called Bungendore. From there it was to a warmer climate in Queensland for my baby to grow up in the fresh air on the Sunshine Coast.
In 1989 I was blessed with a second son. Continuing with hospitality, I also became a Kahuna massage therapist, meeting many wonderful people along the way.
Not wanting to become the world’s oldest waitress/massage therapist, I began working in doctor’s surgeries as a Medical Receptionist, and performed belly dancing in a local restaurant regularly, also for weddings and functions. I then found enjoyment working for a pathology company sucking blood, (yes there was something quite satisfying about watching that blood fill the tube)!
Another change of pace, I decided to work for Specialists from Psychiatry to General Surgery. I also began teaching belly dancing after my day job. While becoming a Marriage Celebrant (because I Love weddings), keeping me occupied on weekends. Always busy, the years flew by.
In December 2013, the wife of the surgeon I worked for decided she would now like to work after her last child had fled the nest. At first disappointed as losing a job that I thought I would be at until retirement, of course another door opened, and I never looked back.
Meeting Mitch, I now had to re-invent once again, so here I am now having co-written a children’s book, finding an illustrator, travelling with 60 minutes, always learning, always researching thank you Mr Google, to name but a few of my new interests. Oh, and most importantly, I welcomed my grandbaby boy becoming Nani Jani to the sweetest little guy.
Life really is an adventure and I can’t wait to see what happens next….