Over the years as my kids were growing up I had been either a stay home mum or working part time. We had made that decision when the kids were born that I wouldn't pursue a career. It worked well with the kids and husband job.
In 2013 I started thinking about what I should do with my life now they were getting older and having more of their own interests. I suppose you could call it a 'middle life crisis'.
My passion is riding my bike, going on adventures, getting other women to join me and breathing in the fresh air. I had been running a Women's Cycling Group for a number of years and decided to see if there were any qualifications I could gain just for fun.
One thing lead to another and over a 3 year period I have become a qualified Mountain Bike Guide, Cycle Skills Instructor and a Cycle NZ Accredited Coach.
To my surpirse I started getting contract work taking people on guided rides and teaching cycle skills. Not long after that I woke one morning and thought I should start a cycling buisness. I created a Facebook Page with absoluletly no clue what I had just done. From there I went on a steep learn curve on business matters and l am still learning to this day.
I never pursed it, somehow it just happened. My business started off with a small number of clients and a handful of contract jobs. Since I started I have continued on and become an Assessor for the Qualifications that I had obtained, This has opened up doors I never even dreamed of. I am currently in a very exciting chapter of my business working towards going full time.
I am interseted to see where this new adventure leads me too and extremely happy to be doing something I love.