Saturday, 30 January 2016

LEADING LADIES: Sandrea Falconer and Paula Llewellyn explain how they maintain such a balanced life

“I try to have a positive outlook always, and I also go church. I grew up in the Anglican church, so it’s always nice to have that spiritual balance as well. I have to carve out the time. I’m a mother; I have a 17-year-old, who is abroad at school at the moment. So it’s very important that you strive to maintain a positive outlook. Sometimes you meet up on challenges; you look at them as an opportunity. I have a very close circle of friends, some from school days. If any of these challenges get to you, and I need to vent, I will vent with them privately. And, also, I believe that I am fortunate that the work that I do is grounded on a strong foundation and belief, having been honed by my parents, about giving service above self, which is very important. People tell me that I still seem to have a passion for what I , and the fact is that I love being a prosecutor.” – Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), Paula Llewellyn 

“You’re a human being, so you can’t do everything. You have to pick wisely and balance all the work you do. Which is a lot. You are needed around the clock and you have to balance that with some time for yourself and family. And I think that’s the most important thing. There are times when the job is not as stressful, but there are times when you have so many different things going on that you’re pulled in many directions. And so it’s tough and it is challenging. But, you know, we are working for the Jamaican people, and that is what’s important. I’ve committed myself to contributing to my country and whatever it takes I’m going to do it to the best of my ability.” – Minister of Information (Office of the Prime Minister), Sandrea Falconer

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