I am Marita Ackerman and it seems I’m always ready for a challenge and change. That may explain my adventurous move from South Africa to the UK at the young age of 48.
During my 14 years in the UK, I have taught in a variety of schools and although very challenging at times, it changed and enriched my perspective and understanding of many aspects of life. My most rewarding and lifechanging role was 12 months at a specialist school for children with profound complex needs. I have learned to appreciate life and health and to grab opportunities with both hands.
As my husband has now retired, we recently moved to beautiful Cumbria. I love the serenity and breathtaking scenery, but since we are rather remote, I have soon realised daily commuting on the Lake District’s narrow and winding roads might be a challenge too far, especially in the dark. So here I am, facing my next challenge: to start my own online business.