We had the good fortune of connecting with Jinny De Luca and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Jinny, have there been any changes in how you think about work-life balance?
My work life balance has changed drasitically over the course of different jobs and positions. Early on in my working life, some of the more task oriented or service positions really allowed me to clock in and clock out, leaving the work at work. Jobs like those make it easier to achieve that balance because there are clearer boundaries. Then I moved into a longer stint at a position that was a blend of tasks and projects. Finding that balance there was challenging for sure, because the cycle of work was based on weekly and monthly deadlines, so those projects and stresses easily crept into my home life. That was a job I was not able to mentally leave at work. And now, my editor position allows the most flexibility to accomodate this season of virtual learning (and now, thankfully, school drop-off and pick-ups), violin lessons, and all the other household responsibilities we all juggle. No matter the work requirements, I feel like having established parameters for work and non-work areas of life helps me make the most of the opportunities I’m given.Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I am really enjoying this season of work. My role as editor gives me a peek into the creative workings of our writers, and allows me to contribute my own writing from time to time. Writing has been a creative outlet for me for many years. But now it is so great to see the common thread of motherhood weave through the community as other moms reach out from their shared experiences.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
We’d start the day with coffee and a chorizo burrito from Corner Cafe at Kierland, and for sure end the night with a blood orange margarita and a Veg-Out burrito bowl, plus chicken from Joyride on Central. So good!The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
Angela and Kate are the co-owners. They’ve both been a dream to work for.
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