Do you really love your job?
I mean REALLY Love your job?
No, I mean REALLY, REALLY, LOVE your job???
I am Faye, and when I say I LOVE my work, I actually really do. I have been project manager for Unravel & Unwind CIC for 2 years now. I started up the community craft space in 2014 after being long term unemployed. I wanted to socialise with creative people and to avoid falling into the chronic illness – job hunting/unemployed – depression cycle. I had begun crochet the previous year and had found myself getting increasingly isolated yet making a lot of items for friends and family.
That was when I decided to take a leap of faith and set up a creative community space available to all. Little did I know that within 2 years I would have a fantastic group of friends and mentors and enjoying getting up every day to open the studio in Rochester.
I knew deep in my heart and soul that I loved my work, but it was only after seeing these fantastic photographs from Zoey of Zest Photography that I truly allowed myself to believe that I loved my work. These were surprise snaps from Easter bank holiday weekend. U&U CIC had an exhibitor stand in the Steampunk* Village at Historic Dockyard, Chatham, we wanted to let even more people know about the studio. I hadn’t realised how many people already knew us. Apparently I am that lovely lady who runs that craft place 😀
What is Unravel & Unwind CIC? In short…
Unravel & Unwind CIC help bring like-minded (creative) people together, some of whom have a history of chronic illness, depression and social isolation, to come together to teach, share knowledge, swap skills but most of all to have fun and socialise by doing what they love. By offering up time and space through Unravel & Unwind CIC, people can work together in comfort with no expectations of what should be done (or how), taking their time, taking small steps and just being there for one another.
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*Steampunk is a sub-genre of science fiction and sometimes fantasy that incorporates technology and aesthetic design of past eras.