Hi, I'm Lilli! A cancer survivor with ADHD who uses crafts as an outlet for her neurodivergent brain.
A little about me and how Paperludus came to be:
In 2007 I was diagnosed with Leukemia ALL and by 2009 I was granted a wish from the Make-A-Wish Foundation because doctors didn't think I'd survive, but after 74 blood transfusions, 68 platelet transfusions, and 6 surgeries I’m able to say that I am cancer survivor!
For years I wanted to do my shop full time, but could never let go of being a lab manager. The universe decided for me one day. The lab I worked for closed and left me with the opportunity to change my life!
With this new turn of events, I had a lot of time on my hands, and my ADHD kicked in. I started to dabble in a little bit of everything! It keeps my brain engaged and happy. Will today be candle making? Dice making? Earring making? All three? I do whatever my brain decides to hyper focus on.
I’ve never been happier and am so grateful my career took the turn it did. I hope to share my story through my hobbies and encourage others like me to take a leap of faith and do what they think is best for their life because life is just too short to not try!