After a decade of working in-house in the publishing industry, Joanna took a leap of faith last August and decided to become a freelance writer. “I love it,” she says. While homeownership is still a dream for Joanna, she has some big plans for her 1920s Auckland rental property. “I have always wanted a red feature wall,” she says. “My partner is an artist, so I’m keen for him to create a crazy crimson mural.” Other plans include expanding her vege garden and developing a scented garden.