Nita suggested I have my own cozy corner for creator 'time out' time :)
In the near future, you can relax and have a listen to my podcast, Tell Me Your Story. Can't wait to introduce you to women with really cool vibes and gems to share.
There are poems, stories, speeches and eulogies to be uploaded here too. Some will ignite laughter; others tears. Enjoy the ride.
Mui Wo, HK
South China Sea
As mentioned in Finding Nita, childhood for me wasn't smooth. Life in Hong Kong now is vastly different to how it was in Dunedin, New Zealand, all those years ago.
Hong Kong Island
So what did happen after mum was murdered and I was orphaned at age twelve? I lived with four different families, then set off for USA for a year as an AFS student at age 17. I got the travel bug. I returned to New Zealand, started university, was married at age 20 and mother to three at age 25. I'd travel again later…
Prepped and ready with a BA and Teaching Diploma, I ventured off into High School teaching and loved it. Then after a 21 year marriage it was time to move my life in a different direction. I spent six years in different roles: sales, off-shore recruitment, a magazine start-up and teaching my own confident communication courses to pre-teens and adults. The highlight of that time was managing a Life Skills programme for three years. It was an educational charity and I had 16 staff in 12 schools in South Auckland, New Zealand, teaching children how to deal with bullying as well as aiming high and building their self-esteem.
Always loving group dynamics and that feeling of family, organising singles events with at least one marriage as a result was a delight! And I loved writing speeches for people, also delivering a few of my own. FUN!
Being a fitness instructor since age 47 has been great. I still run each day, hike and do all kinds of random exercises on park benches. Any bench will do.
Sunset Peak, HK
Travel is a must. I left NZ at age 50 with two suitcases, grown-up kids, no money and a plan to explore and save. Brunei was the first 2 year stint, then HK for almost a decade. Time to travel, a LOT!
Meeting amazing writers, editors, artists and publishers as president of the Hong Kong Women in Publishing Society, has been enriching.
Two of my very happy places include a weekly Nanny Zan Zoom date with my grandkids, reading books with puppets, and the other is chilling on my tiny Hong Kong balcony with a mountain close by, feeling grateful.
Nanny Zan time
My best education has been that as a lifetime learner and observer, a believer in things working out.
Golden Beach, HK
Nita's World is the result of many years of my gravitation to motivational books and self-help material. I have many journals, jottings, quotes and notes. It's been a lifelong project. Same with my writing.
2006 Motivational Calendar
Okay, we're almost ready! Background check done; motive established.!
I write for you and other women in the belief that you will be comforted, educated and inspired to overcome self-doubt and challenges as I have. And challenges come in different forms at no certain times.
I am here to support you, motivate you and learn from you.