Hey, I’m Janine.
A huge thank you for swinging by and reading me. And if you’ve ended up here then you’re probably wondering who I am and want to know a bit more…
Well I’m a free-spirited 40-year-old redhead (and proud!), wife, mum to a beloved fur-child, step-mum (2 kids), daughter, sister, friend and mentor.
A corporate-world drop-out following numerous burnouts, these days I am an avid storyteller, blogger and digital marketer who believes in using social media for good. I’m also a mental health advocate, sharing my story to help others and to combat stigma.
A little of my story…
For years I believed I was a weirdo because I was extremely shy, sensitive (man I hate that word) and emotional. I was also a chronic people pleaser with my perfectionist nature leading me down a path of anxiety-riddled depression.
It’s taken me a long time to arrive at a place where happiness overshadows the darkness and where the anxiety is … manageable. A place where I have drive, energy, health and self-belief. It’s been, and continues to be, a definitive journey (yes I went there with the ‘j’ word).
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What the readers say about Janine Ripper
Through your words you make it easier for me to own who I am, what I have been through and where I want to go, thank you. – Mackenzie
A great and inspiring story. I love the honest and open way you talk about the difficulties you’ve had. So many people struggle with these issues but not enough people talk about it. – Maria
I love the honesty, the learnings and your passion. Your story will resonate with many – Loewn
Thank you Janine – it’s so nice to know I’m not alone in this journey! – Fiona
Professional Bio – Janine Ripper
I am a marketing and communications specialist and experienced project manager, with a passion for using digital media for GOOD. I love building and nurturing communities both on and offline especially for not-for-profits and those championing a cause.
I’m also a mental health advocate, sharing my story to help others and to combat stigma. After a 12-year career in Project Management and a number of burn outs culminating in 3 car accidents (the last in her own driveway), I decided that I needed to make some urgent changes and left the corporate rat race to put myself first and pursue my lifelong love of storytelling.
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