Someone recently asked me “How do you do it all?” and I was a little surprised by the question. I certainly don’t feel like I “do it all” and mostly feel like the to-do list is getting longer and longer and I’m getting everything done to an alright standard. However that response wouldn’t have made great small talk and we were at a drinks party at the time so I smiled and responded with “I’m a jack of all trades, master of none”. That phrase perfectly sums up my life and I bloody well love it!
I was musing this thought on a flight earlier in the week as I bounced my 3 month old in the aisle while trying to drink a plastic cup of questionable red wine before it got knocked over, or taken from me by the cabin crew for accidentally spraying the surrounding passengers during turbulence. At the same time also attempting to watch the second half of the movie Bad Moms. A movie which I had started to watch (unsuccessfully) on the outward journey and was finishing on the return (I think I may have missed some rather large chucks still despite watching sections of it twice). This almost ironic scene did make me pause to think of all the hats I wear and roles I play on a daily basis and the millions of other “jacks” out there.
So here I am a week later and my latest trade has begun…blogger! If you too are a “jack” and have an equally eclectic life then please stick around and read more about my trades.