It started with a candle many years ago in the village of Ditchling, it went round in circles and at one point went online - there it got too big for its boots and forgot what it was supposed to be about....
Now, it has come back to a happy place: it is just the things I make or that I love, in my little shop in Burgess Hill.
Having had a slightly unconventional upbringing; a Steiner education, parents who are alternative therapists, having a large family while I was still young myself, I suppose it was inevitable I would end up doing something unusual but the road to finding what that was has been littered with more 'this is it' declarations than Del Boy.
I've been running businesses since I was 20 and gained a lot of experience, but by the time I reached my mid-thirties, I burnt out. I never stopped long enough to catch up with myself and forgot how to pause, let alone relax!
Instead of going on a Yoga Retreat, I decided it would be better to do a Yoga Teacher Training course and then I was suddenly a yoga teacher. It was better, but still drained my energy, so I went and trained as a Thai Massage Therapist, then children's yoga teacher, then in mindfulness and life coaching learning the skills to help others, when really I need to work on myself.
I tried one thing after another, gaining more skills and painful lessons until I stopped and decided I've had enough trying to make it, no more forcing it, I am enough and let's see where that takes me.
I plan to do some more travels in my campervan - as soon as I get it back on the road and I will be making some more candles and boxes in time for Christmas. If you would like to get in touch, please use the details below or find me on Instagram @thenurtured.life