How I Got Started

The first tool my dad ever bought me was a DeWalt cordless drill. There is such a feeling of accomplishment when I can do something on my own. As I starting doing projects myself, I began realizing that I can do way more than I ever thought.

Four years ago, I had a life changing accident that has left me unable to continue my chosen profession for the time being- a 9 to 5 career dependent on technology and a lot of human interaction. A typical “Type A” personality, I found myself looking for hobbies to pursue while I continue my recovery. I started painting furniture around my house as a way to refresh my space at a cheaper cost than buying new.

In the fall of 2019, I attended a “General Home Maintenance” course at a local trade school. I learned basics of carpentry, electricity & electrical repair, plumbing basics & repair and drywall installation, finishing and repair. Now, I feel more confident attempting projects (except electrical ones!) in my own home. I have the basic knowledge to try and even if I don’t quite get it, I know that I did the best I could. It’s such a freeing feeling!

I want to use what I’ve learned to help others have the confidence to try a project or two of their own. You never know what you can do until you try!

I’m a Canadian dog-mom of two rescues who light up every one of my days. I love tea, books, true crime shows and flowers.

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