I've missed you. I've missed this page. Missed sitting down with the intention to write. Missed thinking about what I wanted to write about and choosing the right words. I've missed you, the readers. Even though we haven't had much interaction, every time I sit down to write a blog post, I think about you; about the people who are ultimately going to read this. I realize that you will not resonate with every post. I do, however, want to give you something meaningful, something you can relate to, learn from, think about, something that will stay with you, as least a good portion of the times that you take the time to read one of my posts.
Since the middle of September do-over.me and I have been on a spinning carousel. Oh it's been fun and I've met a lot of fun and interesting people and had a lot of fun and interesting experiences. I've learned and I have grown.
For a while it's was non-stop. I didn't have time to even think about all that was happening. Things are slowing down now to a more normal pace; busy but manageable. I've finally found time to process all that has happened.
do-over.me is growing. Many of the dreams I had about where we were going and how we would get there and how lives would be impacted by our work are coming true. It's exciting and very gratifying. It's also a lot of work.
We have been on the radio, presented at a downtown venue in front of a large audience, hired one senior and two junior volunteer administrative assistants, added a second night of IMPROV classes with a new teacher and been honored by a local foundation as a Community Champion all while continuing to offer programming and individual support to people in transition.
I am learning how to let others "run with my baby." It's not always easy, but that's the only way that do-over.me can grow and impact even more lives.
If you think the first 18 months have been a whirlwind, watch us now! do-over.me is really a team now! Things are really starting to happen!!!