Headway Gippsland Inc.

The Inspiring Life of Annita


It’s not every day you meet someone like Annita.

Annita is a remarkable person who never lets her disability hold her back. Instead, she faces the world with strength, resilience and kindness. Sometimes, things can be up and down, and she faces some personal struggles. However, the way she finds joy in life through her hobbies and interests, is an inspiration to us all.

First and foremost, Annita is a talented musician. Her love of music started when she was 16 years old, and has grown ever since. She listens to many genres and plays several instruments beautifully, by practicing every day. When asked the secret to her success, she said “I keep my guitar out, so I can see it. You can pick it up for five minutes, and have a play. Don’t give up, just give it a go.”

Music isn’t Annita’s only passion. She also loves photography, which you may have already seen shared on our social media. She has a special talent for capturing the beauty of the world around her.  Whether it’s a stunning sunset, a friendly bird, or a special moment with her family, her photos are always full of life and colour. Her photography helps us see the world in a new and beautiful way.

And finally, Annita is also a passionate collector of antiques. With an eagle eye and a deep respect of the stories behind them, Annita has collected antiques from all over the globe. When asked what her next pursuit is, Annita says: “Bass guitar, definitely bass. That’s my next pursuit. And songwriting, getting into that again.”

“You like a bit of everything,” says her Support Worker, Katie. They met in February five years ago and the two have been great friends ever since. Just like Katie, Headway is proud to be able to support Annita. “I feel comfortable, I feel protected. I’ve made good connections with people at Headway,” she says. And the sentiments are returned. “It’s a pleasure to provide support to you,” says Katie.

Life hasn’t always been easy for Annita. She has faced many challenges. However, when things get tough, she finds the courage to keep going. She never gives up, and always looks for the bright side of every situation. “I’m very positive. However, sometimes I’m down, but I try and pick myself up”.

Annita is a shining star who inspires us to be our best selves. Her journey reminds us that with hobbies, strength and kindness, we can achieve great things and make a positive impact on the world around us.

What advice do you have for someone in a difficult situation?

“Don’t give up. Ask for help if you need it. And if you feel like you want to give up, just keep going. Don’t stop until you get the help or support that you need. There’s an inner strength in everyone, and you just have to bring it out.”


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