Monday, January 25, 2010

Behind the Scenes

My Monday morning desk

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!


gardeningAngel said...

Nice view from your office Jocelyn! You desk is neater than mine at the moment. It sounds like we do many of the same things in winter, although I haven't had chances to present lectures like you have. I would like to though. Master Gardener Update Training this week and next, and like you said, lots of pictures to go through, blogs to read and write, and business docs to update. Kathy

Jocelyn H. Chilvers said...

Kathy, if you would like to get into public speaking I think you'll find that your Master Gardener certification will open a lot of doors for you.

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