The end of 2016 was a busy time for me. Finishing up 20 years of a teaching career, while at the same time getting a landscape design business up and running. So a few things fell by the wayside, this blog included.
The business I am talking about is Mechanism Landscape Design Erstwhile architect Emma Dry and I met during our garden design studies at Burnley campus of the University of Melbourne, where we were inspired by the amazing staff to launch into a career in the industry.
The times have been exciting. The business started off with all the fun and fluffy stuff like mission and vision statements, name choice and logo design. And since then the fun hasn’t stopped, but the stuff has become much more serious, with bookkeeping, coming to grips with the design software, drumming up business and making sure our clients are happy. Each of them a full time job in themselves.
And it is such a joy, every last part of it. Even the stressful bits are amazing learning experiences for us as neither of us has been in business before. Even though we have plenty of gardening and designing experience between the two of us, there is a lot more to it than that, as we are discovering.
I am getting used to a job where I can fill my head with visions of paradise on a daily basis. How lucky is that?