I Get By With A Little Help From My Sis
Sometimes you just need another person to work with. Another set of eyes. A left brain needs a right brain.
I recently made the decision to hire my younger sister Jacquie to help me out a few hours a week with work organization, project management, you know- a little bit of this, a little bit of that. I just couldn’t stand doing it all on my own anymore. I didn’t really know how it was going to go at first, but after 2 weeks of working together, I am feeling so great about the decision. We do everything online and through Skype, but it is SO great having someone else working with me! Working alone is fine- I can concentrate and get a lot done. But my mind also goes crazy when I don’t have human interaction for too long. Starting off the day talking with someone and setting a plan for the day has been amazing. I am not an organized person. I have an “artist” brain. Having my sister, who is much more organized and planned out working with me has been so helpful. I thought that since I’m working with my sister, I would properly introduce her to you all. Because hey, if you’re working with me, you may receive an email from her!
I asked Jacquie a few questions for you to get to know her better.
Tell us a bit about yourself.
Hello! I’m Jacquie Pickett and I am from Arroyo Grande, CA. A small town on the Central Coast of California. I went to college in Portland, OR at a small school called George Fox University. There, I graduated with my BA in Communication Arts. I loved the school and the campus. I made lifetime friends, and I miss it dearly. Although, I don’t miss the rain! I love being in the California sun!
What’s one of your favorite childhood memories?
One of my favorite childhood memories would be going to Hume Lake summer camp every summer. It was the one week that I always looked forward to and would save all my money so I would be able to go. I loved hanging out with my friends at camp, going swimming and drinking milkshakes.
What do you do for work? (Other than working for me!)
I work at Coastal Christian School. I am a teacher’s Aid, and I and the coordinator for the After School Program.
What’s the best thing about working as a teacher?
I have always loved working with kids. What I love about my job now is that I make personal relationships with my students at the After school program, and I can bring that into the classroom. Each student has a story, and I love going deeper with them. It has been a great learning experience and I am starting to really love it.
Would you rather have the power of invisibility, or be able to produce sparks from your fingertips?
I’d want to be invisible. I wouldn’t have any friends if I kept hurting people with sparks flying all over the place. Don’t want to be like Edward Scissor Hands.
Photo credit // Kaitlynn Rudberg