After years of working and raising a family, Meghan of Sweet Aloha Designs needed to find her herself again—a hobby, a spark, something that would stir her soul again. She started by picking up abandoned furniture, painting and selling it on Facebook. She became a furniture flipper.
People in the area knew this about her and started dropping stuff off at her house. “They told me they saw this on the side of the road and said it reminded them of me and I’d say that’s fantastic,” she said laughingly.
Then out of the blue it happened. She describes the day like it was yesterday, “I was looking at an end table and thought, this is something I could build. I had no idea how to do it, but I knew I was handy and was determined to figure things out.”
She walked over to her husband’s old miter saw, which she never used before, and turned it on. That was it—she had found her spark.
First time I cut, it was like, oh my gosh, I love this, I don’t want to stop cutting! I started cutting small pieces like letters, arrows. I taught myself how to do different angles and degrees, how pieces fit together. I was creating, getting my hands dirty, I knew this was what I was meant to do.