My name is Jenny Tipping. I am an HGV Driver and CPC Trainer for Manpower Logistics. I have been driving for Manpower on the Royal Mail contract for 4 and a half years and before that I drove for Travis Perkins. Before that I was a postgraduate student – an unusual career path!
It is the freedom I love. My mind is free to think while I am at work and being an agency driver, my working hours are flexible to fit round other things.
I generally do night driving so watching the dawn is always special.
Earning my living in such a way that I am free to explore whatever my mind feels like exploring next. I have a butterfly mind so sitting still or being shut in an office surrounded by people just doesn’t work for me.
Just keep going! Whether you believe you can or you believe you can’t, you’ll be right, so you may as well just keep going.
My Mum and my Grandad have always been role models. Because of when and where they were born, they had to fight for things that I have been able to take for granted.
Follow your heart first and foremost.
My younger self didn’t have a clue that women like me existed! Sometimes it is good to remember that.
For me, I like to keep the physical, intellectual and spiritual sides of my life in balance. Work and sport for physical, reading and writing for intellectual and regular meditation and personal development workshops for spiritual.