Happy Birthday to Outback Aromas.
What a roller coaster it’s been. I started this journey (Tracy O’Donnell, if you did not know who I was) I quit my Government job in the middle of the GFC and built a lifestyle for my children and survived to this day. I had a mortgage and 2 kids to look after. If the Passion & drive is there anything can happen. Build your wings on the way down and shine.
I was a single mum that wanted to do more than my full time job had a 4 & 6 year old children to care for and nurture. Little did I know that I would nurture my children in a whole new world and they have thrived and become beautiful loving caring intelligent young people of this planet.
Right back to the story, I would pack up “Jaffa” our little car with goodies and travel around the countryside with my girls packed in the middle. From this I did see a niche in the market and decide to crave my own road with whatever the obstacle was in my way. I have learnt to climb, fall, dust myself off and look at all types of critics and take on board all the wonderful praise that has come our way.
My creations have travelled the world from Ireland, England, Sri Lanka, Italy, New Zealand and all parts of Australia. I have being able to met the most inspiring people on the way and learnt that if you put yourself out on the ledge and take the leap of faith you will find your wings on the way down but also on the way (if you allow they) people will help you along the way.
People call me fearless and sometimes I do do bold things but I too do have times of oh my did I just do that. Anyone that knows me that I have a wicked sense of humour & a big laugh. I also have leant to laugh at you even when life is throwing the punches that just seem too hard to get up from. My ability to get and enjoy life is one of my talents, which I can thrive on.
When I started my little hobby that became a business and now a lifestyle. I joined a league of women that came out into the world and some men of the business world have started to take notice of. I did the same in the Fire brigade. I took on the boys and did my share of work to earn my place as a fiery, not an easy thing to do. My biggest compliment came from one of our highly experienced Captains of a few years ago. “Hey girlie you will do and I will fight a fire with you any day”. This was after 4yrs in the VFRS.
My Nan always told me that I could be anything and it did not matter that I was a female. I don’t think she thought I would really take her words so true fully. I was able to honour her memory with our Memorial candles which have brought comfort to many through losing someone. As far as fun memorial candles go I loved creating lanterns for a family in NSW. 8 lanterns made their way to the family all packed in popcorn to celebrate the young man’s life. The family was so surprised but loved the idea. The lanterns continued to be a light all the way up the ocean cliff near where they lived. Being part of this little journey with this young teenager was an honour. Thank you.
I have endeavored to help many people. I have be able to be part of many events with Lifeline, The Global Good Foundation, The Angel Network, Wheatbelt Business Network, Small Business Awrads, Small Business Centre Cental Wheatbelt, Merredin Volunteer Fire & Rescue, Merredin Community and the many committees I have been on over the years. I will continue to strive and bring a smile to people through Creative Inspired Fun with Outback Aromas.
My new look and range of products will soon be all reveled. One thing I have learnt about my journey is to share it and listen to others. As I look more into my Life Coaching ventures I hope that I have helped someone that is feeling down and now is able to smile. Life does throw you many curves, but just like the Ice bucket challenges’ don’t give up pick up the towel, dry off & Shine.
Bye for now
Time to create more.
Tracy & Outback Aromas
PS: We are having 28 days of giveaways’ stay tuned.