⋙❀ About Kailani

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I woke up one day, and realised I could create the life I wanted. I could do a job I love. I could travel more & create my own magic. We live in a world where many people see only one path in life. The right way, the modern day 'normal'. Well I have NEVER been normal. And I knew I had to embrace my own path, not what is expected of me. My life is not defined by anyone, any materialistic thing or any one place.
I am a wild one, I cannot be tamed.
I dream of waking up in a new place every day. I want to drink coffee in a small cafe, in some far away town. I want to dip my toes in the ocean as the sun sets every night. I want to watch the sunrise from atop of a mountain, with not another soul in sight. I don't want to own a house, I don't want kids yet. I want to LIVE, and do what I would call MY dream life.

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Hey wild ones, my name is Alicia. And you have landed here because you want to know all about me & what drives Kailani. So this is me, I still have bed hair in this pic as I sip on my morning coffee watching the sunrise from my home in North Queensland. My life is not perfect, and I will never pretend to be. I have a loving partner, who has always supported me in the different paths I have explored until I finally found myself diving into the world of being a creative. My family is everything to me and am very lucky to have them closeby. I love nature, coffee, adventures, good books and best friends who will stargaze all night with me, while we talk about our silly wonders of the world. 

Kailani was born out a deep passion to create, a little dream I had. I am a self taught leather artist. (Thank you youtube!) But I haven't always known what I wanted to do. In fact, I created another business before this one was even in sight. I think I have always been destined to be an entrepreneur.

I created my first online business when I was 21, that was such a huge accomplishment for me! It is also what brought my love for leather about. The business was great for the 3 years I owned it but the passion just wasn't there anymore. I needed more. Leather had always been on the radar for me throughout those 3 years in my first business, Salty Gypsy & Co, working alongside another very talent leather artist. So knowing I was ready to move onto something new, it now feels like fate, that every path up until now lead me into what I was destined to do, a creative outlet that lights my soul on fire, Leatherwork.

There really is no way to describe the feeling I get when I am in the studio creating my magic. Some days there are tears, tantrums & some days I tell myself I can't do this, even though I know I can. I am ALWAYS learning from mistakes, & hey I quickly learnt that is the only way you will ever learn, is by making mistakes. It's all worth it when something I have dreamt about, spent hours long creating, doubting weather it looks good enough, finally comes together and the finished piece is almost always better than I had imagined.

I am not perfect, my pieces probably aren't perfect. but hey who is? I promise to you that every single piece I make will have a bit of my heart & soul. 

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Are you interested in seeing the future dreams I have for Kailani? and yes, I have big plans for my alternative lifestyle!

Follow the day to day grind of Kailani, while I may have my roots down here in North Queensland for now, I can't promise that Kailani will forever stay the same.