As a landscape designer in a cold climate region I am often asked, “What do you do in the winter?” I usually respond with a flippant, “Goof off!” And to some extent, I do. This is the time of year when Jim and I usually schedule a road trip or two, and I also spend time indulging in my love of fiber craft (right now I’m on a knitting jag).
However, I’m also seriously busy working on my business. Marketing, preparing Power Point presentations for lectures, presenting those lectures, cataloging hundreds of photographs taken throughout the year, attending educational conferences, networking with fellow landscape professionals, reading up on new plants and trends for the coming season, reading magazines, books and blogs for inspiration----well, you get the point. This is the time of year when I catch up and plan for the busy season to come so that I can devote myself to my clients with confidence.
Oh, yeah, it’s time to do my taxes too!