As I left home at 15 to go and make my mark in the world, I learned from an early age what hard work was. I also vowed to myself that I would never do a job unless I could be truly happy and satisfied doing it. I loved my job as a dental nurse and I remember even having fun as a school cleaner on a temporary contract with my cousin!
No matter what you do I say that if you have passion for it then it's worthwhile. I've always relayed that to my children too. I'd rather they were truly happy and satisfied sweeping the streets (unsung heroes, our street cleaners) than be miserable and stressed in a high-powered, highly paid job, and I really do mean that. Happiness is something no money can buy.
I've always been a 'finger in every pie' kinda girl and that's why QVC has turned out to be my absolute dream job as it never gets boring, there's always something new around the corner. For example, tomorrow (Thursday 25th June) I have Clogau Gold at 11am featuring a limited edition Today's Special Value made only for QVC, followed by Lulu Guinness OBE at midday. They are two of my all-time favourite shows and I honestly can't wait!
Crafting has become a love of mine since joining QVC as well so I'm thrilled to be on with Rosemary Merry (award-winning scrapbook expert) at 2pm on Friday 26th June. Yes, it's hard work in terms of putting in a lot of research and preparation but I've never had a job that gave me so much satisfaction and constant freshness.
Another aspect I never knew would become such a major part of my job is the relationships I now have with fellow QVC lovers. I get so many cards, letters and emails and have had the chance to get to know people I never would have come across in everyday life before QVC. We all have bad days and sometimes when I have one all it takes is some kind words in a letter or card in my pigeon-hole to totally brighten my day.
Needless to say tweets (we're on Twitter) and blog replies are, likewise, fantastic to receive so keep 'em coming!
I could go on and on but I'll leave it there as I'm soon to leave for another lovely and varied day at work. Do you love what you do? Tell me about it below!
Lots of love,