Sanity Files A Few of this Canadian OD’s Favorite Things for Maintaining Sanity Including smothering her cats with affection and weekend dive bar sing-a-longs just to name two. Published 10 months ago on November 19, 2019 By INVISION Staff Invision December 2019 Issue Share Tweet 19 Dr. Abby Jakob EYES – Dr. Abby Jakob, Kingsville, ON Dr. Abby Jakob’s favourite (she is Canadian after all) parts of running her business are choosing her own hours, taking time off when she knows she needs it “for my health and sanity,” and becoming more well-known in her community. “It inspires me to get even more involved with community events, volunteer groups, and fundraisers, and that, in turn, helps my business even more as a result!” Of course even jobs we love come with things we don’t love so much. For Dr. Jakob that’s the time required for her social media channels. “I want to engage people and show my true personality with fun, clever, or visually pleasing posts, and it takes up so much time!” Other than that, hiring staff (and potentially having to fire them!), and finding a balance between seeing patients and setting boundaries with her time and schedule, rank in her top three least favorite things. Luckily, every day she gets to go home to hug and kiss smother her husband and all of her cats. “I [also] love going for walks with my dog, one of my cats (Booboo) actually walks with us, and my awesome husband, Patrick.” If it’s a weekend, you can find her in “an old hole-in-the-wall bar with live music, requesting all of my favourite songs and singing along!” Related Topics:eye businesses in CanadaFeatured click to Comment(Comment) Up Next For this Austin OD Family Time and Orange Theory are on Her List of Must Haves Don't Miss An Arkansas OD Who Relies on #LakeLife and Organization for Her Sanity INVISION Staff Since launching in 2014, INVISION has won 23 international journalism awards for its publication and website. Contact INVISION's editors at [email protected]. Advertisement SPONSORED VIDEO SPONSORED BY ESSILOR Introducing EssilorLuxottica 360 A new program powered by Essilor, Luxottica and EyeMed that is designed to help your practice improve traffic, visibility and patient experience while maximizing profitability. Learn More at 360.EssilorLuxottica.com You may like One Crazy Busy Connecticut OD Who Seems to Have Sanity All Figured Out An ‘Eclectic’ Pair Who Pay it Forward and Celebrate with a Tasty Beverage This Children Loving Optician and Her Kitty Sidekick Can Really Bring the Hammer Promoted Headlines Introducing EssilorLuxottica 360 Essilor American Eyes 2020 — Safilo’s Celebration of U.S. Eye Care Professionals Continues Safilo Introducing C Life by Champion L'Amy Advertisement Latest Trending Videos Headlines22 hours ago Santen Acquires Eyevance in $225M Deal Products22 hours ago ECPs Share their Best-Selling Collections for July 2020 Press Releases3 days ago VSP Global Names First Chief Diversity Officer Columns4 days ago TikTok for the Modern Eye Doc Headlines4 days ago MetLife to Acquire Versant Health, Owner of Davis Vision and Superior Vision, in $1.68B Deal Photo Gallery7 days ago The Frame Within the Frame … and More Fiendishly Brilliant Home Eyewear Repairs From Your Clients Headlines3 weeks ago Warby Parker Gets $245M in Funding Headlines4 weeks ago VSP Ventures Acquires 6 California Optometry Practices Photo Gallery2 weeks ago 16 Images That Show Why ‘Uptown Eyes’ in Fayetteville, AR, Was Named One of America’s Finest Optical Retailers Cover Stories6 days ago Don’t Do It! 44 Things an ECP Should Just Never Do Sponsored Content7 days ago Introducing EssilorLuxottica 360 Sponsored Webinars1 month ago Introducing Varilux® Comfort Max Lenses Headlines1 month ago Video: Gandhi’s Eyeglasses Could Fetch $19K+ at Auction INVISION Podcast2 months ago Podcast: Talking with the Finest, Hippest of Them All About Why There are No Ball Point Pens in Her Shop Headlines3 months ago Video: 11 ODs Share Their Stories of Being Black in America Advertisement SubscribeBULLETINS Get the most important news and business ideas for eyecare professionals every weekday from INVISION. Advertisement Most Popular Photo Gallery7 days ago The Frame Within the Frame … and More Fiendishly Brilliant Home Eyewear Repairs From Your Clients Cover Stories6 days ago Don’t Do It! 44 Things an ECP Should Just Never Do Headlines4 days ago MetLife to Acquire Versant Health, Owner of Davis Vision and Superior Vision, in $1.68B Deal Headlines5 days ago EssilorLuxottica and Facebook to Collaborate on Smartglasses Buzz Session7 days ago We Wanted to Know Your Favorite Social Media Accounts to Follow and Boy Did You Deliver Columns4 days ago TikTok for the Modern Eye Doc Products1 week ago Representation Matters and These 9 Alternative Fit Frames Are Here For It True Tales1 week ago A Patient Insists These Are Not Her Glasses and Someone Switched Them!