Tuesday, 12 February 2013

My Dream Job

  Recently, I needed to set and answer some questions for one of my on-line program passwords…. You know, for if I forget it – what was the name of your first pet, what is your sister’s name, WHAT IS YOUR DREAM JOB?
Wow... That was when I realized that I have my dream job.  I am doing it!!   I have done a lot of jobs, working at least part time since I was 12 years old when I started babysitting.  Looking back on some of them… camp councellor, waitressing at cafés, a golf course, restaurants, bars, working at Canada’s Wonderland (similar to Disney World), ski instructing, kite sewing, nanny/au pair, ski guide, English teaching, secretary, receptionist at an Insurance Brokerage, maintenance/ gardener at a summer camp, teaching Spanish, typist, assisant to a psychologist, translating, Sales Service Manager at a Security Printing company, Assistant to Consul at an Embassy, Legal assistant, Homeowner services coordinator, Property Manager, Community Administrator...  Some of the jobs I liked more than others...
And now - Artisan Soap and Skincare Maker & Studio and Shop Owner. And all that entails.  I have never enjoyed a job so much in my life.  I have maybe never worked as hard in my life before as well… but it feels more rewarding than I ever could have imagined because I adore what I do.  I have never yet felt the “dread” that I have felt in some of my previous jobs, when I had to get to work... Even at 7 o´clock in the morning when I am loading up for a market, I still get those excited butterflies in my stomach.  I LOVE WHAT I DO!!!
Yesterday was the beginning of a new opportunity for me... Giving a demo at a local private resort... Again on my way there, rehearsing what I was going to say in my head, I was full of those excited butterflies… and I felt so fortunate to be right here, exactly where I am, doing exactly what I am doing…. Making a living doing what I love most.
(Setting up the Demo area at the resort)
 
What is “making a living”?  Probably means different things to different people.  I used to earn more money, live in a bigger house, we had 2 cars and more vacations.  Now, we live in a little house near the beach, share a vehicle (my studio and shop is less than a 2 minute walk from home) and we take “stay”cations here.
 
But the quality of my life at this moment feels like the richest it has ever been.
I wish you all a wonderful day full of gratitude.
Happy Soaping!!
Xo
Jen

16 comments:

Marieke said...

Having your dream job is fantastic! I think the love of the job really shows in your products too, they are beautiful.

Tierra Verde Handmade Soap said...

It makes me so happy to hear how fulfilled you are. You have such a happy spirit and so deserve all the happiness in the world!!!!

Jennifer Young said...

Marieke, Thank you for your great comment!!

Michele (Tierra Verde) Awesome comment - thank you!! xo Jen

Jenny said...

It sounds like you are very fulfilled and happy, Jennifer! It is a wonderful thing to love what you do and to find happiness in your work. Congratulations!

Alegria Mediterranea said...

Cuánto me gusta tu espíritu positivo!
Te mereces todo lo que has hecho,trabajaste duro y se nota.
ENHORABUENA JEN!
Un abrazo y un beso.

Alexandra said...

Oh, Jen, I so understand you, my dear! :)

Jennifer Young said...

Jenny,Thank you for your lovely comment!! xo Jen

Alegria Mediterranea, Muchisimas gracias por tu comentario. Abrazos, Jen

Alexandra, So glad to know that you too adore what you do!!! Thanks for your comment! xo Jen

Savon Muse said...

Congrats Jen - you've worked so hard to find that fulfilment. So totally deserved. I can't wait for the day when I can claim the same! Pauline x

Jennifer Young said...

Pauline (Savon Muse), Thank you so much!! Keep us posted on your journey!!! xo Jen

Iulia Pascanu said...

So inspiring! Thanks:)

Jan said...

You're leaving the dream Jen, it sounds wonderful and deserve it all:)

Jennifer Young said...

Iulia, Thank you! Just checkekd out your blog and your soaps look wonderful.... you take such BEAUTIFUL photos!! xo jen

Jan, Thank you!!!! xo Jen

Becky said...

So VERY happy for you, my dear! Your soaps look amazing! Love the muslin bags, too. :) Hugs to you. ~Becky

Jennifer Young said...

Becky, Thank you so much!!!!! xo Jen

Natalia said...

One of the most beautiful post ever written by a soaper, Jen! We will never stop admiring you!

Jennifer Young said...

Natalia, thank you so much! So glad you enjoyed the post. I have been facebooing more than blogging lately, but still love the connection with other soapers that blogging gives me. xoxo Jen