Day two at the Do shed and Iâ€™m finding it hard to get into a new way of working. You see, even though I was the â€˜bossâ€™ at the last company, I didnâ€™t feel like I was in control of the way that I worked. Work controlled me and since we sold the company, I began to feel more and more like an employee. I suppose Iâ€™d become programmed into a nine-to-five way of working that wasnâ€™t easy to balance with our children, our home, our farm.
Now David and I are back working together on our own thing again in the shed at the bottom of our garden, Iâ€™ve got to re-learn that I have the freedom to work on my own terms. So this morning I dropped the girls of at school and, instead of going straight to work, I went to the local producers market at St Dogmaels and bought some lovely fresh stuff for tonightâ€™s dinner. Then I joined the others in the Do Shed and had a last look through the first Do Book before it went off to the printers. When I finish writing this blog, Iâ€™m going to water the tomatoes and hang some washing on the line.
I want to get back into a way of working where the boundaries between home and work blur. Where the two work in harmony. Where I donâ€™t work to live and neither do I live to work. And where both give me pleasure, a sense of fulfillment and a lot of fun.
So hereâ€™s to day two and my growing sense of excitement at my new found liberation.