Lynnie 's journey
Hello everyone. I am Lynnie. I am behind the www.positiveways4u.com website and Facebook page. Many customers have asked me about where I have come from, so I thought I would tell you my story today.
I am a Philippina, and was born into a large family in the Southern Philippines. We lived in a small village and my father was a farmer.
When I was small my mother went abroad to work to support our family. She lived abroad for many years, so I was brought up mostly by my grandmother and aunts. Our family had no money for my education, so as soon as I was old enough I went to work in a local factory as a sewing machinist. After I had learned the trade, I went abroad to work so I could earn more money to send home to help my family, my mother had come home by then.
I first went to Brunei on a one-year contract but had to return after one year because of the financial crisis at that time.
Soon after that I went to Hong Kong to work, following in the footsteps of millions of my countrywomen. I worked in Hong Kong for many years, always sending money home to support my family.
By this time my father was unable to work through illness and my brothers did their best but I was the one really supporting the family.
A few years ago I met my future husband, Arthur, and married him six years ago in Hong Kong.
We started a business together to help Philippinas working in Hong Kong to get a divorce if their marriages in the Philippines had broken down, and then to help them get a visa to be with their new boyfriends. We even arranged marriages in Hong Kong to help them.
Three years ago my son, Cameron, came along and I felt my life was complete. He has a lot of work and also a lot of joy. My husband and I decided then that maybe we should relocate back to the UK as the health care and education was better.
Now that we are settled here, I am working to establish my business – www.positiveways4u.com I have always been apositive person, and I wanted to build a community of like-minded people where we could encourage each other and share ideas. I have also started making candles, personalized mugs, tee-shirts which I make to sell, and I also sell other products that I come across that are good value and I think my growing list of clients will like. I am enjoying life in the UK, but it is very cold. I have many friends here, but, of course, I cannot see them now because of the virus – I hope it will be over soon.
I would love to hear your story, and maybe make a post.
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Lynnie supported her elderly parents her working life – she still does. She’s the breadwinner of her family in the Philippines, Hard times and troubles have made her strong and determined and given her a really positive attitude. Now a fulltime housewife and a Mother, she still has time for her hobby, photography, and loves to share. She believes that being a positive thinker helps with stress management and can improve health. She is also member of the Rotary Inner Wheel Charity Organization in United Kingdom.