For dreamers and creators. Words to empower, inspire and support.
Wilde Road is a New Zealand brand here to empower the wild road that is life. Because the greatest part of life isn’t arriving at a destination, it’s the wild road that we travel along the way. But that also doesn’t mean the road comes without it’s challenges.
Wilde Road prints are here to enhance your mood, bring positivity into your home and your mind; and hold your hand as you travel this road as a women, creator, daughter, mother, dreamer or small business owner – or all of the above.
I create a range of original empowerment prints; all written by myself, to empower and inspire you. I believe reading uplifting words in the morning, throughout the day or during a challenging time can really flip your mood.
We get so busy in day-to-day life and often forgot to stop, pause and breath. These quotes are your daily reminders to take a breath, and a reminder of how amazing you really are. They also remind us that we are not alone, and while the road we travel is our own, there are so many similarities between us all.
Every print is created locally in Auckland, New Zealand. Written by me, created by a designer and printed at a local print house. Its truly a neighbourhood affair. Almost all of the packaging is from small local New Zealand businesses.
I love to support local business and are grateful that you are here supporting Wilde Road – the empowering brand for dreamers and creators.
Hi, I’m Lisa, the creator behind Wilde Road.
You may know me from @lisabuscomb.social or @shoplocal.nz. If we’ve never met, Hi. I’m a solo mama of two little boys; a creator, writer, Instagram mentor, lover of coffee and donuts; sunrises and dreams.
With a love for writing, for lifting others up, for being your biggest cheerleader and celebrating women following their dreams – Wilde Road was a natural creative outlet. I love to write and have used writing throughout my life as a way to fight my inner critic, to take thoughts from my mind and leave them on paper; or a remind myself daily that I am amazing, worthy, doing an amazing job and that being unapologetically me is the best way to be. Because let's be honest, we all need a little reminder sometimes.
Creativity lies within all of us and being able to dream and create is my idea of a perfect life. When I’m not writing I’m a busy mum of two active boys, eating out, drinking Malbec; or taking time out for myself.
THE WILDE ROAD STORY
Wilde Road was founded in April 2021 but the journey of this business started long before that.
A few years back I went through a challenging time leaving my relationship and becoming a solo mum to two boys under two. I turned to writing as a form of self-care during these years. I would write down the thoughts swirling around in my head, things that I wanted to say but couldn’t. I found it so freeing writing everything down; there is such a release in taking the thoughts from my mind and leaving them on the page. It was something that really helped me out mentally. I also would note down quotes and paragraphs to inspire and support me. Words that I would read regularly that would make me feel a little bit more loved and reassured me that I was okay just as I was. That being me was the best person to be.
Jumping forward to 2020 when COVID and lockdown hit NZ in March, many small business owners (including my own family) were overwhelmed with what this could mean for their businesses. Thinking of how I could support the small businesses of New Zealand, I created the Instagram page @shoplocal.nz as a way to showcase small businesses to the rest of the country. The page grew relatively quickly and with it came many questions as to how to really use Instagram for a small business, without feeling completely overwhelmed.
In August 2020 I started a business as an Instagram Mentor (@lisabuscomb.social on Instagram) to support and empower small business owners, mostly mums, with feeling less overwhelmed in using Instagram and social media for their businesses.
Through my client calls I realised that so many people, especially women, were really struggling with self-doubt, not feeling good enough, wondering why others looked so ‘successful’ when they were struggling. So many similar thoughts that I have experienced years ago. These feelings and thoughts were everywhere. It wasn't so much Instagram tips & tricks they needed, but more a cheerleader to share with them that YES they could achieve their dream and their product or service was just as great as many others.
So I started sharing some of my original words and quotes that I had written. Words of empowerment affirmations and short paragraphs that I hoped would really support the mindset of these women. And the words connected. I received so many private messages of how my words really helped someone get through a tough day, or was a simple reminder that they are doing amazing things.
And that is how Wilde Road was founded. A place to share original words of empowerment, inspiration and support. Encouraging women to follow their dreams and be unapologetically themselves. Words of Affirmation for women and little girls alike. Quotes for women entering Motherhood. Messages for women balancing small business and motherhood. And just beautiful words to make a space positive and heart-warming.