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Mom • Entrepreneur • Determined

Her Story

Janette Fluke

Owner - Florna Sweets

Janette's Story :

What an honour to have been thought of as an inspiring woman.  I was quite shocked actually as I see myself as your average Joe, living day by day and one check list at a time.

I have been very blessed in my life.  I grew up in a small town with very loving and supportive family.  I had great friends and neighbours who were considered family.

While my friends headed off to college and university, I stayed behind and got married and started a family.  My greatest accomplishments to date are our 3 children.  They were and still are my everything.  I was a stay at home mom for 10 years before hitting the working world.  With only a high school diploma and a very large gap in my resume, I felt very lost in this great big world.

Where did I fit ?

Who was I aside from Mom?

Many different jobs came and went over the years trying to find my place.  Working for myself is where I have found that place.

My first child headed off to university and boy was that a challenge.  Hard for her, hard for me, hard for all of us.  I fell into a depression.  A very dark and lonely place and time in my life that I hope and pray to never visit again.  Still having two children at home who needed me to be present, I left my full time office position to pull myself together and be “mom” again.  This was and still is the best thing I could have done for myself.  I learned form this experience that for me my “career” is my family.

they are my passion, my driving force and my joy.  I have always encouraged them to be ” the best YOU, you can be” .

The best “ME” is creating things ( I make cookies), being available to my friends, family and most importantly my children and husband.

Today I am healthy, happy and the best “ME” I can be.