Thursday, January 22, 2015

Something to think about...

A very dear friend framed this quote for me as a New Years gift. 

She gave it to me a week ago and since then I have been mulling over the truth of it and actually, it has made me feel very grateful. 

I currently have two main jobs. One is my designing and screen printing business and the other is gardening. 

I am so lucky that I have arrived at a place where I have two jobs that I love... having spent years and years of trying many, many jobs. 

I have worked in banking, human resources, sales, librarian, shop assistant... the list goes on... All these jobs have had good points of course and for some people they are perfect. But I always felt restless... always wondering if there wasn't something else out there...

And somehow, through a bit of luck, experimentation, determination and perhaps a bit of desperation I have found myself where I am now. I have been doing this mix of gardening and designing for a few years now and overall I have a sense of coming home and being in just the place I should be. 

That is not to say everything is perfect. Life isn't like that is it? I'm forever balancing this, tweaking that, wanting more of this, less of that, stressing over the details...

But overall I feel like one of the lucky ones finding the work that I love...

Thank you Terri for this wonderful gift. You can tell she'd a graphic designer can't you? ..the colours and presentation are just lovely! 

Jill xx


  1. That is so apt. What a lovely gift x

  2. Very wise words, Jill. You have certainly had experience in a variety of jobs and it's lovely that you have found two jobs that give you so much satisfaction and joy.