- I am 38, divorced with two children. I have always been a confident person but I deemed myself to have so many failures in life that I lost some of my self esteem. I kept chanting my mantra every day through life that 'Yes I Can', but every hurdle I cleared I had to deal with a new barrier. I was recently diagnosed with a condition that took a toll on my everyday life. I was dismissed from my job for medical incapability. My active social life dwindled and I spent most of my days in bed just questioning 'why me?'
Then, I started studying and engaging in new things that I thought was just a hobby until that one stare and that question 'where did you get that?' shined a light in my life. I found a company that used laser cutters to create charms and they were known for acrylics but they also used wood. So I made some designs and sent them off and made my first earring. It was made from wood and it said 'You Got This Gurl'. I got a lot of attention from it and everybody who took notice wanted to know where they could purchase something similar. I said it was my design and I was met with praise and was encouraged by many to start selling.
Slowly pride restored some of my self esteem and now I'm here hoping that I could get my own laser cutter and start making bespoke jewellery that would get that one woman whose having a down day noticed by a kind dtranger. A nice smile goes a long way.