Real People of the Pocket - Debby - What an inspiration!
Meet Debby - WOW. This lovely lady is an inspiration. Her energy, personality and kind spirit is infectious. We are so lucky to have her here - another super positive Fig Tree Pocket community member...
What brought you to Fig Tree Pocket?
When we first moved to Brisbane from England we were living on the northside. We visited Lone Pine a number of times and always commented on how lovely the area was. We moved to Adelaide for a couple of years and when the opportunity arose to move back to Brisbane, we decided to look for a house in Fig Tree Pocket.
What do you love most about living here?
I love how rural the area is but is so close to the city. I also love the great sense of community, I know so many of the residents of the area and everyone looks out for each other, there is always someone to give you a helping hand if needed.
How do you spend your days?
I spend my days walking dogs (both mine and other people's), running at Mt. Coot-tha (I'm training for a 50km trail run in July) or at Rocks Riverside (I guide a vision impaired runner and take him to Rocks Riverside to train), personal training clients and spending time with my family. I also help out in a number of voluntary roles like Meals on Wheels and taking an elderly lady out at a residential home in Kenmore.
What’s your favourite way to relax on the weekend?
I don't relax much on the weekend as I tend to do my longest runs then, but to relax I like to go to the movies with my son or spend time with my daughter and grandson.
What are your plans for the next five years?
In the next five years I would like my husband to be back in the Pocket, he works overseas at the moment so we don't get to see as much of him as we would like. I hope that my son will be doing something at uni. I would like to guide my vision impaired running buddy in the Gold Coast Marathon next year. I hope that I will still be fit and active in 5 years time.
What gives you big belly laughs?
My three year old grandson gives me big belly laughs, as do my two dogs sometimes.
What’s your best piece of advice for happiness?
Treating other people with kindness and helping them out where possible makes me happy,