As we reach the end of 2017, I am trying to slow back down and reflect on achievements and learnings for the year passed. Needless to say, it's been crazy and hectic.
I took on a new business development role for a fast growing Australian technology consulting company. The values were right and I enjoy being able to help organisations continue to develop during a time of exponential growth.
I started a new pottery studio with two others (Deb Taylor and Agatha Pupaher) in a bid to provide space to the growing number of people in our community interested in this art and craft.
After a few months, however, I discovered that trying to balance running a studio, with work, my own ceramic practice and most importantly supporting my family, was too much. I had all of a sudden gotten 'busy' again and lost sight of why I had made the decisions in my life to slow down a few years ago.
So it was time to break away and go on my own as a ceramicist/potter.
Moving studios will allow me more concentrated focus on developing my skills and growing my business into the future. And I am hoping to share with you some of the new things planned early in the new year.
My new studio also now allows me to spend quality time with my growing son and the rest of my family. As I get older, I realise even more the importance of family. They are the ones who will always be by my side, no matter the circumstances and I have to cherish every moment and opportunity to be with them.