“I dislike judgement. A lot of it has to do with fear of judgement. Am I doing it right, am I doing it good enough? Fear of failure; but I am learning that if you don’t have a go, you don’t know if you’re going to fail. That was a big thing for me that held me back.
When I quit work to do this, I didn’t really know what I was doing but I knew there had to be more to my life. I just didn’t know what that ‘more’ was until I started doing massage and discovered reiki and then went ‘this is what I’m meant to be doing’.
It’s fun to me. When I do someone else’s nails, then I just decide to paint my own, too. I’ve always been obsessed with all this stuff as a child.
I knew I liked massaging and stuff, because I love getting it done myself. I wanted to be able to give that feeling you get after a massage to other people, for them to be able to experience that. I have always loved pampering myself and more people need to experience this. I hated being rushed, but now I don’t start until 10 in the morning. I can do my morning thing and do everything in my own time. I am a real home body so I do like my solitude and my quiet time and this just gives me my happy balance. It doesn’t feel like a job and that’s what I wanted. I wanted to create a life where I don’t need to chase the weekends or times away. To me it’s not even like a job, I am just out here playing. There is still more to come, my business is still evolving. This has been something I’ve been the proudest of myself for doing. It’s something that I wanted to do for a very long time and had it on the backburner and now got it all.”