For many, many years I worked as an Internationally certified Interior Designer and held accreditation from CDIQ and ARIDO. It was my dream career, my entire life. Unfortunately there came a time when my eyesight became so bad to the point where I could not continue with my work as an Interior Designer so I “retired”. Since then I have been on a journey, so to speak, to find out who I am, what makes me happy and other ways to fill the void that losing my career left.
I am living with a condition known as Ushers Syndrome. Ushers is a combined vision and hearing loss. #DeafBlind
Today I am a Photographer, creative and if I had to put a title on it- I am now a Lifestyle blogger. I don’t have a massive online or Social Media presence and I like it that way. I pride myself on being honest and speaking up on matters that are important to me. My family and friends know me to be sarcastic, self-depreciating and brutally honest.
After my retirement I struggled with life in general. There was a huge, gaping hole in my life and I had no idea how to fill it. It was a hard lesson to learn that my career had defined who I was and there were parts of me I never got to know. Since then I’ve reconnected with myself, discovered hidden passions and learned to accept my “part” in life. Along the way I even discovered true happiness.
“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all”
My goal here is to share with you my experiences and knowledge learned along the way. I want to share my design knowledge and tips, how I found happiness (and no its not money!) I also educate on what it is to be labelled “disabled” and yet be a contributing, valued member of society.
The past few years of my journey of self-discovery I have discovered that I am…
an extreme sports enthusiast
in love with slow living
And so much more…
But most importantly I have discovered that
I am not defined by my disability.