I recently had the privilege of being interviewed by one of our largest corporate gift clients, Bras N Things. I wasn’t entirely sure why they had chosen me as their June ‘Woman Of The Month’ as I definitely don’t see myself as particularly special or remarkable (I must admit I do sometimes suffer from inferiority complex and have had to learn to not compare myself with others). I was very humbled by the opportunity to feature on their blog and wanted to use it as an opportunity to give hope and confidence to others who have experienced grief, trauma, loss and hardship in any of it’s various forms. In this ‘Instagram’ age where it’s all about showing filtered selfies and ‘my life is perfect’ snaps, I wanted to show a warts and all look at my life and the troubles I’ve faced over the last few years.
This interview challenged me and forced me to lay bare some very confronting and personal issues that I’ve experienced since launching Caring Canary. Most of you might know the backstory of why I started this care package business (if you don’t it’s on our About Page and also I talk about it in the interview). However what most of you probably don’t know is that I’ve also been living with another deep secret that I haven’t shared with you. It’s time to come clean and make public a very personal secret that my husband and I have been living with since November 2015.
In the article I not only reveal this life-changing diagnosis that affected mine and my husband’s life as we knew it forever, I also talk about the ups and downs of running my two businesses – Caring Canary and our corporate gifting boutique, GIGI AUSTRALIA. I also talk about what keeps me motivated, how I deal with stress, how I manage my grief and ho my definition of success has changed over the years. Whether you’re a stay at home mum, a business owner, a corporate high-flier, a student or a gypsy soul, I hope that by sharing my story and my journey of dealing with the various obstacles life can throw, you realise that we are go through struggles and everyone, no matter who they are, has a story. It’s important that us women empower each other and lift each other up, because we never know what someone might be going through.
deeper level with those around us.
Here is a link to the full interview. Please don’t hesitate to comment with your thoughts: THE CANDID INTERVIEW
If you know of someone who is going through a tough time, you might want to consider sending them one of our care packages. We have curated our care packages to be the perfect gift when words are not enough and you don’t know what to do or say. Please, reach out to a loved one who might be struggling and let them know you care. Whether it’s a Sympathy gift hamper to offer your Deepest Condolences, a Get Well, Cancer, Chemo or Survival Kit to send a loved one in hospital, or a just because Pick Me Up gift box, we have thoughtful and heartfelt gifts that will allow you to connect with others on a deeper level.