Who am I and Why am I Here?

Hello and welcome to the new KAT & GIO co. blog. 

First, let’s get personal. Who am I? I am Chanelle, the newest member of the KAT & GIO team. I am a 23-year-old cat lover, candle lover, and life lover from Winnipeg, Manitoba. I will be keeping you updated and connected with all of the exciting things going on with KAT & GIO co.

"As soon as you start to pursue a dream, your life wakes up and everything has meaning." - Barbara Sher

Second, let’s get deep. Why am I here? A little over a year ago, I was living at home after graduating from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor of Arts in Labour Studies. This degree did not come easy. The challenges did not come from the assignments or exams... instead, they were internal. I lacked direction and drive. I went to university because it was the right thing to do. After many tears and late nights, I finally graduated.

After graduating, I moved into my first apartment and got my first adult job. From the outside it looked like I had it all together but I was struggling and could not figure out why. After a lot of self-reflection, I found out that the stability and income that I had did not matter to me. What mattered to me was a sense of fulfillment and purpose. After my head and my heart got into a scuffle, my heart came out the winner. I chose to quit my job with no plan B. Most of the people around me thought my choice was absurd. Few thought that this was brave. One day I reached out to Stella, a family friend since 2005 AND one of the most inspirational women that I know. She took me under her wing and now I am able to inhale, enjoy, and be well.

I chose the above quote because I was lucky enough to be able to follow my heart. My dream is to give back and share as much positivity as I can. I am so grateful that I can pursue a job that I love and be surrounded by people that give my life meaning. 

Stella and I have a mission. Not only would we love for you to learn about KAT & GIO Co. candles and all of the natural healing elements that they have to offer, but we also want to share the gift of wellness and positive energy to everyone that we can. Make sure to subscribe to our emails so that you never miss out of promotions, new blog posts, more details about our 2019 collection and more.

Thank you for joining our community. Remember to take your KAT & GIO healing crystal candle, take a breath, and remember, it is ME time.


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