Janette FlukeOwner - 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.