& then i kept typing
until i had a giant list of the types of people i am looking for to partner with me in a dream business...
it was not planned out
& i just decided to go with it,
set my little dream on it's way
& see what it could do...
because 'if not now, when'
& 'what good is a dream if it just sits in your heart'
& 'yesterday you said tomorrow'
& 'nothing in the world is more common than unsuccessful people with talent'
& 'stop saying 'i wish' & start saying 'i will'
& 'if you're not willing to look stupid, nothing great is ever going to happen to you'
& 'good things come to those who work their asses off & never give up'
& 'if your dreams don't scare you they're not big enough'
& 'julia child didn't start cooking until she was 37'
& 'If you work really hard and you're kind, amazing things will happen'
& if you think i'm just copying quotes from my 'you don't say...' pinterest board,
you are right!
but of course, that's why i have a 'you don't say' pinterest board
(& i'm not going to get into this too deep (in this post)
but i think that just pinning those quotes had a lot to do with getting up my nerve
& if i ever am interviewed for anything or ever win an award for something,
after thanking my husband,
i will be thanking pinterest, my best source of motivation since dark chocolate covered blueberries)
(sounds like an 80's sci-fi movie)
on this here blog
& you may wonder
'aren't you worried that if you post everything that you are working on
or thinking about or dreaming about, that someone (with money)
could just steal it all & make their own business?'
thank you, for asking, yes
yes, i do worry about that a little bit
but then i realize that wow, that would be really mean
& also i have all this documentation on this here blog
& so if need be i could sue their pants off
(i will become rich, someway, somehow...bwhahahaha!)
& also only i can make it as awesome as my brain sees it
so unless they want to climb inside
& trudge through the lyrics to every Amy Grant song*
& the names of all the boys i had crushes on in middle school**
& how much my kids weighed at birth***
& how when brian proposed to me it felt like the whole world was just swirling around us in a big blurry music video montage****
& how every time i smell mint i think of junction city in the summer*****
well, they are just welcome to it...
& if they happen to see where i put my diamond earrings (gift) could they trigger that one?
i am so sad to have misplaced them...
so actually the real answer to your question is no.
not worried about that.
only worried about having enough time to make this dream awesome.
*i do know almost all of them, except the songs from that one album with the stop light on it, i only know a few from that one
**mark, jason, kenny, rex, david, kevin & chris
***well, this is actually hiding up there, too...one of them was 7,7 but that's just impossible to forget, so i shouldn't get credit for that one.
****it really, really did
*****ask anyone who grew up there, i bet they'll tell you the same thing