|Hmmm... this is hard. What can I say about us,
that is, me?
"Us" is a one-woman company and my first venture as an
entrepreneur. I'm married, self-employed, and worked in the
financial services industry for 20+ years before a critical
illness put my husband on disability and forced us to
re-evaluate our priorities. My name is Filomena. My friends call
me Phil. Hello. Nice to meet you!
They say there's a silver lining to every dark cloud on the
horizon. Mine is the fact that I became so much more aware of
all I have to be grateful for - decent health, birdsong, blue
skies, trees, spring, flowers, laughing, family and stretching
the odd creative muscle.
In reassessing our priorities, we've moved from large
cosmopolitan areas (Montreal and Calgary) to relatively small
Victoria BC, and finally to the outskirts of tiny Sooke, British
Columbia, about 40 KM west of Victoria. Although my husband is the business enthusiast,
when his illness prevented him from moving forward with the
distribution of Vehicle Card Pockets, I reluctantly decided to learn
enough HTML to create a workable site and launch myself into
e-business. Never being much interested in working for myself,
it was Vehicle Card Pockets' truly exceptional quality and
benefit to small businesses in local advertising that convinced me that this was
worth a go. So, yes, I'm the PHIL you contact if you have
any questions about this outstanding product.
Starting a business is no easy task, but having the
opportunity to do it in the rugged setting that is Sooke BC has
been a treat. From the geological wonders known as the Sooke
Potholes to the world-renowned West Coast Trail, Sooke is the
secret jewel held tightly in the palm of all who have taken the
time to get to know her.
Coast Trail Photos
Sooke Trails - Seattle Post Intelligencer
Sooke Bed & Breakfasts
Sooke News Mirror
Vancouver Island Travel