Hi, I'm Tania!
After 6 years in Digital Marketing, I lost my dad in a 3-week flurry of a pancreatic cancer diagnosis. Working remotely, I sat with him in his hospital room most days and tried my best to reassure him emotionally and advocate firmly for better pain management.
I went on to study end-of-life preparation and care to assist others and their families who found themselves in similar situations.
I've worked through a lot of grief with the passing of each family member or friend, learning invaluable lessons that I now apply in my work.
There is so much we can easily prepare for and avoid if we are empowered with the information.
As with most experiences with grief, after the "life is short" realisation comes the wonder. There must be more to life. I wondered specifically if there was a nine-to-five grind out there that would feed my soul. It couldn't just be about paying bills.
There were a lot of frustrations that I wish we had service providers or solutions for during my father's illness and after his passing. Even if we had just been empowered with information or guides.
I completed a 3 level course and consumed every bit of information I could to equip me to prevent others from feeling completely helpless, stressed and lost.
Growing up on the other side of the world to our extended family, we gained a lot of experience assisting grandparents and other ageing loved ones remotely. It gave me insight into where the difficulties lie, what gaps need to be filled and how to go about it seamlessly.
It's funny to look back and realise just how much life equips you for the future.