A Little About Me…
Hi my name is Kerry Lorenz and I was born In Australia in a country town called Bendigo.
I came from a sensible/’always worrying’ Mother and a comical/Larrikin Father. I was raised with No Sunscreen, No Helmets and No Seatbelts we drove a Datsun Bluebird and had Ivy wallpaper in the entry… I remember saying to mum (if we ever had to make the long drive to the City ) “can we please go at night so I can see the Sparkling Lights” and I think that was the first sign of where I was heading….
“…but I had my first taste of the stage and all those sparkling lights and it was like a drug…and so the addiction began”
I also remember getting the leading role in the school musical ‘Og the Leprechaun’ in Finnians Rainbow, and a gentlemen came up to me after the show and took his hat off to me…I asked my Dad what it meant and he said ” it means he was very impressed by your performance”…so I turned to my Mum and said ” thats it.. I dont have to go to school anymore I’ve decided what Im going to be, Im going to be an Entertainer” she said ” thats fine love…but your going to be an educated Entertainer”…and so off I went to school… 🙁 but I had my first taste of the stage and all those sparkling lights and it was like a drug…and so the addiction began…………
As with everything in my life so far, if I have an idea/dream I have to follow it through and give it 1000%…Its just the way I am.
Leaving Home and Following Dreams…
So, I left home as soon as I could drive and moved to the City to follow my dream.
I would do anything (within reason!)to be on that stage under that spotlight, singing, dancing, Stand Up Comedy, ..and… I loved it. but time passes by and before I could take a breath I seemed to have come full circle in my life and wanted to return home to the country take some time out and just listen to the birds for a while…. Until….One Night ‘approximately’ 4 years ago….. While having a common gathering of friends for a typical “Party for No Reason” evening. One of these friends asked if they could borrow my Wheat Bag for some back pain relief. This particular friend then proceeded to position my Wheat Bag into the back of his trousers, so he was able to still move around and socialize in comfort. Interesting Concept but not surprising if you knew him, however….. …..The Wheat ‘Sprung’ a Leak !!!…..
What moves and Naturally Connects with its environment ? ….the Arm of an Octopus, of course
The following morning a vast and somewhat interesting trail of Wheat was discovered…… …..The ‘Idea’ Began ….. I need to make a Wheat Bag that can Travel, Connect and Comfort, A Wheat Bag that is Versatile, Wearable and Functional, ….And so the ‘Design’ !!!….??? What moves and Naturally Connects with its environment ? ….the Arm of an Octopus, of course. ….And finally the Name …. My Octopus…………My Oki………………….MyOki…. IT IS !!! So I sat down at my Dining Table dusted off my old sewing machine and with cups and Saucers and some old newspapers, began to draw, creating a long chain of continuos circles and leaving arms on either side to use as ties and then adding the balls to the very ends to be the counter weights holding the ties in place, and also creating hand warmers. I felt like I sat there for days….I could’nt sleep….I just kept thinking about it….finally I stood up, placed the first MyOki ever made around my shoulders, tied it in place and knowing it was like nothing I had ever felt before, it just melted into me…..I remember skipping around the table, and squealing with excitement….
Where To From Here…
So Now What ? How will I make it ? Where will I go ?
So….after talking about my idea to a friend, who knew someone who knew someone, who led me to a company in Sydney, Australia, called China Blueprint….They literally took me by the hand and introduced me to China….and over a period of 3 years, they never let me go…
The design and manufacturing process began here in Australia and in China and the most important part of the MyOki was having it filled with the highest quality wheat I could find, Australian Biodynamic Wheat ….
I was now stepping out into the unknown, there was no audience to applaud me, or spotlight to make me feel safe…. I felt vulnerable and sometimes a little frightened, I also had moments when it all seemed too hard, but I never, ever, stopped believing in MyOki. Knowing in my heart what this product could do for people, how it could change their lives by relieving pain naturally in such a versatile way… just kept me going…
I felt vulnerable and sometimes a little frightened, I also had moments when it all seemed too hard, but I never, ever, stopped believing in MyOki
My mum suffers from terrible back and shoulder pain and she loves her MyOki….Young Girls who suffer from period pain have also fallen in love with their MyOki’s….Parents with Autistic children have also responded, saying the calming effect of the heated weight on their childrens shoulders has been amazing….Dad’s playing golf have also become fans walking the golf course with their MyOki’s around their hips and lower back….
The wonderful benefits of the MyOki feels endless to me.. And so, The MyOki Story has Begun…….