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Normally it’s because no one else in the house has got up to feed the cats.
I get the guilt trips if it’s gone 8.30am and no-one has fed them and all is quiet
Very hard to answer as I like lots of aspects.
Obviously being a designer at heart I love the creative side of the business and getting into the zone when designing.
Having said that, so long as I can separate the two, I’m also a bit of a maths geek, so do love the business management side too.
At the end of the day I don’t feel like it’s work, instead I get paid for doing the things I love.
Initially, as most little girls did (I think) I was dead set on becoming an air hostess, or cabin crew as the role is called now.
Somewhere in the middle I remember wanting to be a mechanic (weird I know) and by the time I was 14 I knew some form of design was the way forward.
I’ve always enjoyed drawing and from taking my school options at 14, they were geared towards a career in either architecture or graphic design.
The design angle won over and after gaining a first class honours degree in Graphic Design, I joined the working world.
It’s bloody hard work. When it’s going well it’s great, when the challenges hit it’s hard and every day you learn something new.
Expect to work a lot of hours, especially in the beginning and don’t be afraid to step out of your comfort zone.
2020 actually slowed me down. Previously I’d be taxi-ing the kids all over, playing hockey and coaching Colts hockey. Looking back, I don’t know where I found the time!
I’ve now got a new found love for my slow cooker and have been reading… lots – in fact would probably rather read a book than watch TV.
Hmmm, that’s a hard one. Lots of things really, but if I really think about my personal achievements, then Urban Feather has to be high on the list.
I remember my first employer back in 1999 asking me where I’d be in 5 years time and I told her I’d like to be self employed and running my own business.
In hindsight I can’t believe I actually said that to my boss, but 5 years later, that’s just what I was doing; and now 17 years on, thanks to some great people who will always be part of the Urban Feather family, we’re still here, working our way through a second recession and helping other business people to feel proud of their own businesses.
I’m a creative at heart and therefore pretty much everything I see has some lasting effect, whether it be something in nature, someone else’s design, something the kids do, a story the other half tells me about his day at work or someone else’s achievements.
They all inspire me to be better tomorrow than I am today.
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