alanralph asked: Hi, Raina! Super-excited to see your mermaid pod growing. :) I know the feeling about starting a business, I was wracked with doubt and uncertainty when I was trying to write a business plan. ^^; Still battling against the doubts, and the urge to crawl into myself and hide away - can't really afford to do that any more. But I'm tackling my procrastination, and working to get my name and talents as a graphic designer out to the world. You inspire me as a business owner *and* as a mermaid! x
Business plans are the devil! Haha but they’re actually kind of amazing. It is just no fun to write them hahaha. Mine ended up being longer than my book and we even had professional help!
I’m so glad you are inspired. Thanks for being a long time supporter! You predate the mermaid me ;)
gingerhail asked: My favourite pictures/videos are you with kids! I can't imagine how amazing it would have been to have that opportunity when I was younger. You're doing a truly amazing thing.
Thank you very much :3
I really believe in the power of giving kids a happy memory. We never know what is going on in their lives and a memory like that can last a life time and not only contribute to healthy development but strengthen their resilience too.
There’s this alarming stat that essentially the majority of all kids will experience a traumatizing event by age 10. I know for me, I was saddled with illnesses, an abusive and neglectful mom, and a very troubled childhood. The good moments and the adults who cared are what got me through. So I am trying to be one of those for today’s generations :)
plus it’s so much fun :p