At nineteen, I moved here to study Hospitality Management. I thought that I’d be happy working my way up the hotel career ladder, but then I discovered a love for event planning. I was so lucky to intern for a company founded by two sisters that inspired me to believe that my dream of working for myself and running my own business was, in fact, attainable. From that day on, I haven’t been able to let go of my dream, and it followed me throughout all the other jobs I worked along the way.
It was then that I started my business. First as an Etsy store that specialized in giant knit blankets and prints. I learnt much from this experience and I felt so much accomplishment from creating something I loved and was proud of. I unfortunately had to put that venture on pause. I have now returned stronger and more focused on what I want to achieve – a brand. Foxxy By Nature is a lifestyle blog and a business I feel passionate about. It’s a platform where I can share my journey trying to live self-sustainably and embrace a positive lifestyle enjoying every moment to its fullest. I know that bad days happen, and they always will, but now I try to see the good in a bad situation instead of letting it discourage me. The moment I started working for myself, it felt like my life shifted into place. Even though I am still in the newborn phase, I know for the first time without a doubt that this is what I was meant to do. Everything happens for a reason.
More About Gia
Gia Raffanti is a blogger and certified event planner. After moving from South Africa to Canada she is finally making a dream a reality by starting her own brand, Foxxy By Nature.
Gia is passionate about her journey to a more sustainable and natural lifestyle. After years of struggling with depression and anxiety, she loves to encourage women to take control of their outlook on life and choose a positive mindset.