My name is Matt and I had a breakdown. Yup, that's right. In 2019 my physical health was peaking but my mental state was spiraling down a deep hole.
I woke up one night with a panic attach that shook my world. The next morning I looked ill. My mind scrambled with depths of anxiety I cannot explain in a marketing blog (nor care to). It's as though my brain reached tipping point due to prolonged stress and poor boundaries.
I stepped down from my work (unable to continue). My wife and kids were gracious enough to let me do jigsaw puzzles for 3 months while I panicked over breathing and waking up.
In 2020 I began a distance business degree looking to stimulate my mind in the right direction. It worked. By the end of the year I saw light at the end of the tunnel as my medication kicked in and hope of reinventing myself surfaced.
It may have taken you seconds to read that but I can assure you, it took me 2 years to live it and several painful minutes to write it. Mental health is important. While enjoying several days of nature in the Taupo area I had an "Aha" moment. I knew that my life could be more than a full stop. I knew that if I could do anything in the world I would be creative and let my high-risk, slightly eccentric self breathe again.
The wild side.
So I did. I decided come hell or high water I would do something that I loved and would benefit others: Alternative furniture.
Seems like an odd choice right?
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