Ok, so I started writing this blog for two main reasons: 1. To chronicle my journey to fulfill my dreams. 2. To help and inspire other who may be on a similar journey and who can learn from my experiences (good and bad). What I didn’t realize is that I would also inspire myself. One of the great things about writing/journaling/blogging is that you really get to lay out your thoughts. After I’ve done that and I read over what I wrote, I tend to see things I never thought. For instance, I didn’t realize that I felt a particular way about certain things, or that I was harboring certain emotions or even remember some of the things I went through. While reading over a certain post, it suddenly hit me just how many unfinished projects I have just sitting around and I actually became a little depressed and annoyed with myself. Then something else hit me…my story isn’t over. There’s no reason why those projects have to stay unfinished! Hence the title of this blog…Here we go again!!
Since my last blog post I have done an update pilot of one of my old shows (Break it down), carried my book (The Coop Clan – Term 1) to a book store who could possibly carry it, dug out one of my puppets from the treasure chest (So far the puppet is just out and looking at me) and started working on the children’s pantomime for next year. So I’m pretty much back at the point where I’ve started the creative process and I’m feeling a little overwhelmed because of the dreaded ‘next step’ phase. BUT, I have learned my lessons and learned them well. So it should be a little easier this time around. Here’s the update.
‘Break it down’ is currently being edited and a package being prepared to send to companies for potential sponsorship. The book store loves the book and is willing to carry it. The puppet is still just sitting and looking at me (maybe its not time for it just yet). The script for next years pantomime is coming along slowly but surely (I’d forgotten that it is super time consuming). So things are going pretty well thus far and since I’ve learned the lesson, next week is chock full of meetings with various people who are great at the next step part. But of course I’ve bucked up on the age old problem of money!!!!!
You pretty much need money for everything you’re doing including paying the people who are great at the next step phase. So far I don’t have the money to do that but I’m confident it will come together (I’ll let you know when it does) but a good friend of mine directed me to these crowd funding sites and I want to share the link with you. It’s something that I’m considering using for some of my projects and you might be able to as well. Whereas it is best for any project or business idea to become self-sufficient and not have to depend on charity, a fat donation is a great start. Check out this article. www.forbes.com/sites/work-in-progress/2012/09/21/the-jobs-act-what-startups-and-small-businesses-need-to-know-infographic/
I’ll leave it at that for this blog since I just gave you extra reading to do but let me at least say this. Some of you have ideas/dreams/goals that you’ve just been sitting on. Don’t let them go to waste and it is not too late to start working on them. Even if you’ve faced obstacles with them before, brush yourself off and try again. That’s what I’m doing and as Thomas Edison said “I haven’t failed. I’ve just learned 10,000 ways that won’t work”. Eventually, you’ll find the one that does, so don’t give up, just join me in saying “Here we go again!!!!”