Co-founder & Vice-President, Product Strategy, Every Little Bit Eco-Shop Ltd.
Growing up, I was never one of those girls who dreamed of getting married and having children; in fact it didn’t cross my mind much at all. Not that I didn’t think I would or wouldn’t, but rather I just didn’t really think about it at all. I had a vision that family was just something that happened naturally and I was more focused on my professional success; I think I was taking my family for granted even before I had one.
Although I enjoyed work immensely, and worked hard at university – completing two bachelors degrees in both English and Psychology – I felt a void in my life that didn’t seem to be filled by career or educational success.
Then I met Ray; we had a fast romance…from friendship to dating to marriage. We hadn’t really decided on children; we figured we might some day but we were busy working hard, travelling and just enjoying ourselves. He was addicted to his job and I was done schooling and moved on to a variety of social activities. I began volunteering for an amazing organization (Soroptimist) jumping right in as Treasurer and then President for two years, I was training for and running in marathons every chance I got and I was becoming increasingly interested and active in environmental issues, all the while slowly changing the way my husband and I were treating the planet. (more…)