Inspirational burns survivor Turia Pitt has shared a heartwarming throwback picture – and revealed the reason why.
Posting the snap to her popular Instagram page, the mum-of-one revealed why it filled her with such pride.
‘I’ve never been the smartest, the fittest or the most talented. But I’ve always prided myself on being the hardest-worker,’ Turia wrote to her 810,000 followers.
‘This photo is of me when I was 14, making coffees.
‘At high school I had heaps of weekend jobs.
'I’d work at Civic Video on Friday night. Then on Saturday morning, I’d ride my bike to the local fish and chip shop, work all day, then ride my bike back to Civic Video, change my uniform in the utility closet and work Saturday night.
‘My Dad would pick me up from work and I’d put my bike in the back of the station wagon.
‘I got so annoyed by the kids at school who didn’t have to work and whose parents bought them the latest shoes or wetsuit,’ Turia admitted.
‘But working taught me to be self-sufficient, and taught me that if I wanted something, all I needed to do was put in the work and effort, and I’d see results.
‘It’s a lesson I want to pass on to my son too,’ she concluded – referring to her little boy, Hakavai who she and fiancé Michael Hoskin welcomed late last year.