Digital Storytelling with Graziher Magazine
Despite loving the strong sense of community her small rural school offered in 2019, this primary teacher from Bendigo, Victoria, was drowning in the workload. Lill Daley wanted a space for support, motivation and inspiration, and so, @the.teacher.collection was born.
As someone who has grappled with burnout herself, Lill is passionate about creating a safe space to support mental wellbeing. In today's newsletter she spends five minutes with Graziher to share some of her journey.
Please tell us about your business?
We create wellbeing resources, especially for teachers working in rural and remote schools. Think gratitude and habit journals, quote cards, conversation starters, social skills cards for kids and gratefulness notepads. We look at creating resources that offer small changes and are easy to implement into daily life. It's the cumulation of these smaller changes that ultimately lead to bigger impacts later down the track. Our resources always have a touch of Aussie flora or fauna on them.
What was the inspiration for your business?
The work that teachers do is immense. They constantly give so much of themselves – their time, energy, emotional reserves and knowledge – to those around them, and it can be really depleting at times. I've been there. I wanted to create simple resources that could help teachers make small shifts to support their wellbeing.
If you could give one piece of advice to someone thinking about starting their own business, what would it be?
I feel like I'm too fresh on my business journey to be offering advice! I'm still trying to figure so much of it out myself, but I have found that you have nothing to lose by asking. The worst someone can say is 'no'.