Hi! I’m Jackie, the new girl here at Sugar & Spice...
It’s a bit tricky being the new girl, there’s those pesky new job jitters and I’m still learning the ropes of how things work around here. The past few weeks have included quite a few “firsts” for me, so I think I’ll hang on to the title of Sugar & Spice Apprentice for a little while!
For starters, it’s the very first time I’ve been involved in a business partnership! A big big thank you to my new business partner Sherryn for giving in to all of my pestering and letting me be involved in something that has so much potential. I am really looking forward to what we can do together.
It’s also the first time I’ve tweeted! And writing on this blog, well that’s a first too! Twittering and blogging are VERY new to me.
Perhaps I should tell you what I have done before and what I bring to Sugar & Spice?
I have two beautiful kids, and I’ve been running my own graphic design business from home since having my first baby almost four years ago. Like many mums, I wanted to be with my kids as much as possible, and freelancing from home has been great for that (especially because I have the option to sit at my computer in my pjs!).
Prior to that, I was a personal assistant in the corporate world for ten years, which involved a myriad of organisational juggling together with a part time role in IT training. My design, IT and juggling background is already being put to good use here at Sugar and Spice, so in the midst of all the new things I’m learning, there are some things that are second nature too.
Sherryn and I have some contrasting skill sets that seem to complement each other really well. It allows us to fill in the Sugar & Spice gaps in ways only a great partnership can and I look forward to seeing where that takes us.
So, I look forward to meeting lots of you at the coming markets, please be assured that I’m very busy trying to get with the Sugar & Spice program, I’m diving in headfirst and learning as I type. And you know what the best thing is?