Ep. 72

A very unique story that inspires and reminds us to follow our heart and ultimately do what makes us happy. 


Cyreks was a new mom just a few credits shy of graduating high school and was able to  finish literally with her twins in her arms. Although proud of her accomplishment she chose to postpone post-secondary adventures to stay home with her 2 littles until they went to school. After years at home and the routine of mom-life beginning to weigh on her, she started to brainstorm all the ways she could reconnect with the working world. She quickly realized she had a knack for welding. 


She took an introduction to welding course in college and took on different positions to gain experience. Although she was gaining experience she was reminded often that she was in a male dominated trade that was not fond of her being there. She was well aware that she was not easily accepted but she worked hard and did it for many reasons including becoming a single mom when she and her husband divorced. 


Through many ups and downs, being laid off, starting her own business and finding a way to incorporate art and creative welding into her repertoire, she consistently stayed true to herself...building a legacy she loved and one her children can be proud of! 


10 years later, she is living her life to the fullest and having a ton of fun. Her welding biz is open from May to October and in 2020 she was able to build another income stream for her family through live-stream gaming! More recently she has started to create merchandise for other streamers and created an additional financial stream by combining all of her creative skills. No matter what the endeavor, she follows her own simple advice “If you think it's gonna make you happy, just do it!”


Cyreks is a real life inspiration and reminds us that not everyone’s path is the same but the goal is, be fuckin’ happy!

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Cyreks' Dance Party Tunes! 

  1. Don't Stop Me Now - Queen
  2. All To Myself - Marianas Trench
  3. Shake It Off - Taylor Swift

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