My story is rather unique. It has many tears and smiles, but worth it in the end. I hope that besides sharing what I love to do, I can help someone by sharing this experience and maybe even give them hope that everything will be alright.
I always loved creating things. It didn’t matter what it was (or how bad I was at it), I always felt proud when I was done. It wasn’t until much later in life though when I found my true passion for paper crafting.
The exact day was December 3, 2004. The problem was that for the past week I was in an increasingly amount of pain. It started on a Monday as a little patch of numbness on my right forearm and right ear. A week later, I went for an MRI. My doctor walked, put both hands on my shoulders.
“You have MS.”
I was still in school; all alone. I called my parents, who were hundreds of miles away. I tried calling my friends, but they were in class or working.
I eventually got a hold of an old acquaintance, who is now one of my best friends. I walked to her dorm room and it was the best thing that I could have done. She didn’t let me sit there and cry. She distracted me. She introduced me to one of her hobbies: scrapbooking. I have been hooked every since.
Eventually, I decided that I need to share my passion for creating beautiful things with everyone. I just love being able to put a smile on someone’s face with the things I create. This was the reason I opened my shop.
When I’m not exercising the right side of my brain in my office (aka the crafting studio), I am using the left side at my full time job as an accountant.
To see what I do outside of crafting, you can view my LinkedIn profile at www.linkedin.com/in/nikkimdavis/