Yesterday, a friend of mine, Roni Marie, asked this question on one of my Facebook posts. Obviously, I got a kick out of it and instantly rolled it into this blog title. To answer the question, the project came first…
I started this blog a whopping 5 days ago and I’m floored that there have been almost 1000 views already! (That’s not counting my own, by the way.) I see there are blogs linking me to theirs and I’ve been added to many feeds. I’ve received emails, texts, phone calls, facebook messages in my inbox and comments on my posts all asking WHAT IS IT and WHEN WILL WE KNOW? Wow, talk about pressure! First, I’d like to humbly thank you for coming by…please, feel free to kick your feet up and help yourself to the fridge.
I still can’t disclose what it is, but I will be able to offer some info as we move forward. I can tell you that I had the idea for the ‘project’ when I searched for it myself. I searched high and low to no avail. Now, it could be out there, but if it is, it is hiding very very well. My two year old should get dibs on playing hide-and-go-seek with it…then maybe I’d be able to get some work done around the house.
A couple years ago I had the opportunity to sit down with some big wigs who actually wanted to hear my thoughts on a project of their own. We sat, we chatted and I even came up with something that could come in handy for them. I was asked to help them locally. At the time, I just had a baby that had spent 7 weeks in the NICU, wasn’t sure if I wanted to continue the business I already owned, we were on the cusp of a big real estate undertaking and I was just overwhelmed a bit. Hmmm I’m wondering how it went for them…I should ask.
So, I had this big idea (aka the ‘project’) and was apprehensive about sharing details because if it was, in fact, a good idea, I sure as heck didn’t want to just hand it over for someone else to run with. After realizing that it was now or never, I shared my thoughts….and he (Mr. Pres) liked loved it! It’s been a while and we’ve both been mulling things around and doing research. Now, we’re moving forward.
I’m not ignorant to the fact that there are an astonishing amount of steps to be taken in order to launch a project of such magnitude and really, that’s the reason I wanted to start this blog. When I think that I haven’t moved an inch, I’ll have the blog to look back on and see the progress. When I feel so extremely small, I’ll have support to kick my butt and tell me to get back in the ring. When I hit a road block and get stuck, well, I can click on all the hilarious YouTube videos that friends post online and at least get a good laugh for a little while.
Right now, we’re in the heavy research stage…already past initial reviewing…it’s nitty gritty time. We’re also gathering the troops (the folks who will be working on this massive undertaking), marketing strategies are being formed and of course, the mad herd of buffalo are still stampeding my digestive tract. Poor little butterflies in my tummy didn’t stand a chance.
So, there’s some info to hold you over until next time. 😉
Oh and here’s some bonus info, a ‘tallness report’ if you will….I hit my head on another tree branch today. I had mesquite tree bloom things stuck in my hair and didn’t know until hours later. Probably didn’t matter though…everyone else was too short to see the top of my head. 😉 Things like this happen when you’re this tall.
photo by immrchris
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