Hi! I’m jenny,
Aka Jenny Girl Friday and Jenny MacLeod.
I think our world is better when we have more happy people. And more people are happy when they love their work. For many, this path is self-employment. Which is awesome once established, but can be hard to start!
My mission to to help more people choose + build work they love. Part of that is helping people to not get stuck, to keep going!
Work and Clients
I help women become self-employed, or develop their business if they already are. (And a few men.)
Most clients / readers work as artists, healers, or caring professionals. Here's what we all have in common: we're all passionate about our work, and love to do things our own way!
Hobbies and Interests
Currently: complex table-top games (Scythe, Agricola), I hate to admit this…..CrossFit. Before that, Iyengar yoga for 11 years! Exploring the meaning of life while sharing classic cocktails with a friend, doing a puzzle while watching 30 Rock. Keeping a Dream Journal. Laughing with my teenagers, foraging for morels with my husband, Alex, hanging out with the Old Time community.....and sometimes, traveling to see art history.
Favorite Shows & Movies: 30 Rock, Parks and Rec, Lost, the BBC Pride & Prejudice, Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Grey's Anatomy (the first seasons), Best in Show, Apollo 13.
Hope to do more: Letterpress, painting, going out to see friend's concerts, flower gardening. : )
Life in Seattle + Alaska Grown
I live in Green Lake with my husband, Alex, a self-proclaimed polyhobbist, and now just one teenager. Our daughter is in her first year of college at Reed! Believe it or not, they are super fun! Our house is half-finished, with holes in the floor, my son has a wrench for a doorknob, and many windows are temporary. My roles include electrical work and digging trenches.
As a polyhobbyist, Alex brings many interesting things into our lives: old time music + square-dancing, foraging, wood working, roasting things in the front yard, canoeing, orienteering and more. Check out his blog: morerealthings.com and/or the Old Time scene at: oldtimeseattle.com.
I've been here since 1995 and think Seattle is the most amazing city to be in. I have loved it here. (Though have many concerns about its current growth.)
I grew up in Alaska with my mom in the city, and my dad in the wilderness. My mom often handed me self-improvement books to read, while my dad taught me to use an ax and cut fish. Both were good at math and very resourceful, so I was set up at an early age to be a Jill-of-all-Trades.
What's your story?
I'd love to hear it. Click here to get in touch. : )
*From Parks and Recreation, Season 5, Episode 13