Welcome and thank you to all my new followers, hope you are all having a wonderful day/evening wherever you are in the world :)
This is me (Carol)...raw and unfiltered. I am the face behind Luxuria Candles and believe me I'd rather not be behind the camera (especially atm - trying to get my skin back to normal, so sorry for the ugly mug shot) - just to show people that even with "filters" I'm still the same person, it doesn't hide our imperfections.
Here's a little bit about me (ghee this is hard to put myself out there) but anyway here goes..... I am originally from Ireland and I have been living in Perth for the last 32 years. I am married to a wonderful man, my best friend, my husband Kim (will be 15 years together, 11 years married this year) and we have two kids....Miss E, 8 and Mast. E, 6
My work history is in Admin/Secretarial within mining/engineering/construction companies. After I had our kids I was like...I wasn't ready to go back to 'work' to deal with the stress of the roles that I used to be in so I decided to let the world know what I do by launching it on Facebook in 2015 as "Carol's Candle Creations" (had been making candles for family/friends quietly since 2009) - got to start somewhere right?.....the following year I rebranded to what it is today!
It was a big thing for me to try this change as I am a very quiet, private person, so ironic to that it took every breathe, every inch of me to "open up" and share a piece of me to the world via Facebook then insta later!
Through my schooling days I was emotionally teased for my accent, so you can imagine how that makes one feel....nonetheless I got through it and it made me stronger (did at the time) until you become a mother (no one told us how that book goes....hang on what book)!!
To this day find it hard to fit in, it's something I still struggle with, but I am learning. I wear my emotions on my sleeve (literally). I find it hard to accept compliments as I doubt what I do every day both in business and as a mother. I'm learning to accept that I am not everyone's "cup of tea" (it's taken me 40 years & still learning)! Rest in comments 🏻 - 1 hour ago