Hi I’m Lakshmi. I’m an author, Illustrator, designer and speaker. To some this sounds impressive, but I’ll let you in on a little secret. I’m extremely ordinary. I am not a provocateur, I am not the life of the party, I love to read, walk in nature and enjoy coffee with friends. I can be likened to the mild-mannered Clark Kent: I don’t stand out from the crowd. Heck even my vision and mission are both quite ordinary.
I am an ordinary person having an extraordinary life.
It’s the CHOICES I’ve made, that has taken me, an ordinary Trinidadian-born girl to Canada, New Zealand and Thailand. I’ve chosen to have a “lifestyle” business where my freedom is more important than a salary. I choose to create artwork, books and illustrations as my main source of income. My husband and I made the choice to live in Thailand, despite strong opposition. There is an opportunity cost, and for some it’s pretty high.
This is what I’m about: Remembering what my potential is and recognizing other people’s potential and greatness. I hope that you remember your potential and in turn, remember your family’s potential. Nice to meet you.
I’d normally end the here, but if there are any kids out there doing a book report here’s my bio:
Born: Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
Date of Birth: May 11, 1975
I am the oldest of 3 sisters and 1 brother
I had pet chickens, cats, dogs and took care of ducks and a cow in Trinidad. I don’t have any pets now because I travel a lot and besides, animals always seem to find me; like my neighbor’s dog “Lady” and cat “Nigh Nigh”.
I loved reading, writing poetry and drawing. I once almost got in terrible trouble for drawing a life-size girl (she was running) on the outside of my grandfather’s house, my grandfather stopped my mom from punishing me because I might grow up to become a “famous” artist one day. I was seven years old. I also used to keep a poetry book from the time I was 6. I still have an “ideas” book with drawings, poetry and writing.
- Meditation and Yoga Teacher Certification
- Writing for Children Diploma
- Bachelor’s Degree in Classical Indian Music (Vocal)
- Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology
- Masters of Science in Education
- Second Degree Black Belt in Taekwondo
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