I am a tired kitten after too many nights of too few hours of good sleep and early wakeups and lots of busy-ness in my evenings, so this will be brief; I’d have to keep it annoyingly vague for now anyway, so really, I’m doing you a favor. :)
I had a meeting this evening with a local entrepeneur and acquaintance I’ve known for several years, primarily through his most recent business venture. We’d talked a few times over the last couple of months about his plans and I’d let him know I’d be excited to talk to him about how I could get involved when the time came. Well, the time has come, and the new project has far more scope and potential than I’d initially anticipated. We had a really productive talk, did some good impromptu brainstorming, and both walked away feeling jazzed about the next steps. I found myself actually daydreaming about what it could mean down the road for Josh and me if this really takes off – and I truly believe it will, though as with any startup, there’s no way to anticipate what will succeed and at what level before you’re out of the gate. But, I’m enthusiastic about the product, I feel like there is a lot of good planning going into the execution, and the chance to get in on the ground floor may just be the jump-start I need to really take my work to the next level. It feels good to have not just one but two initiatives about which I am personally passionate in the works. And it’ll give me plenty to apply myself to when my mind wants to beat various dead horses rather than find something productive to do. Maybe this whole “manifest your destiny” thing really can work for me, too.
Also, I am officially declaring mine the Mailbox of Awesome, because it just keeps delivering love. This arrived today, from a very dear friend, just because she thought of me when she saw it. I can’t wait to load it up with books and snacks and head for the beach once we get some decent weather!