Jessica HillRealtor - Bowes & Cocks Ltd. Brokerage
Jessica's Story :
If someone asks me for help, I say yes.
My husband tells me not to jump at too many projects or volunteer committees because before long I’ll be running the show and taking on too much.
When this happens; and it does; it’s because whatever I pour my heart into never feels like work. If I’m committed to doing something it’s not a chore or burden, it’s what I’m doing, so I like to do it well. If I’m working on something I want it to be my best. Not to win necessarily, I don’t like the spotlight, I just like being known for doing things well, especially if it’s in service to others.
I know many women who share this same characteristic, to step up when asked, to give before they take, but as I get older I’m trying to balance this much more. To focus on doing things that bring me joy.
I haven’t always loved what I do. I came to my highest high from climbing out of my lowest low. But life is a journey, and that’s how you learn and grow, so I wouldn’t change a thing.
I think the best thing for my kids to see is a positive, well-adjusted mom who both gives and takes. Who cards and provides, but also has her own interest and in my case, a career in helping others. It takes a lot of time to be a mother who is very involved, and it’s a challenge to keep your identity and do what you love as well.
A mom who is following her dreams, but picks up her kids everyday, who home cooks every day, while running a business, and a schedule of appointments. It’s not always easy… but when you love your family, love your job, have an incredible, supportive spouse, and wake up almost everyday with a smile and appreciation, how can you not want to serve in gratitude?
Hard work gets you places, and when you start to achieve goals, you want to work harder still in gratitude.
I’ve never been happier, and I think it’s because I’ve never worked so hard, and have never been more “me” than I am now.