i. I work as a: owner, creator at GreenBean Reloved. I’m also a nurse (RN).
ii. I do this creative work because:
GreenBean is my creative outlet. I always used to make or alter clothing. Working in the hospital can be at times stressful. This is often a break from the hustle.
iii. Personal qualities that help me in my work are:
Driven, personable, creative.
iv. The greatest challenges around doing this work are:
Finding the balance between work, GBR and home life.
v. Creative childhood hobbies:
Altering clothing or materials found in thrift stores or around the house.
vi. Other creators who inspire you:
My mom was always crafting but rather with plants and branches.
vii. Training that has helped me in this career:
Self-taught, ongoing playing with different materials.
viii. A common trap that can hurt people in this career:
Giving up too easily.
ix. Some proud career moments:
Nursing: watching long term patients go home
GBR: seeing people on the street wearing my items.
x. If you want to work in my field, I suggest that you:
Do what you love doing so you want to wake up every morning to do what you are supposed to do.
xi. A professional goal I have for the future:
See our upcycled items everywhere so we can keep those awesome thrown away textiles out of the landfill.
xii. If you want to see my work, go to: