Last week I hinted at a new project. For months (actually years) it’s been my goal to do an e-newsletter of events for local parents. I’ve pitched the idea to many people, only one took me up on it, and then I decided it was probably better that I grab the bull by the horns and own it myself. And throw in a partner who would compliment what I couldn’t do myself.
When the Kid was little, it would take me ages to find cool shit to do. Back then there was a resource for it that I loved, I signed up, and I received the email up until they didn’t do it anymore a few years ago. Based off of that, I wanted to do my own. But it took me at least four years to get the web savvy, just as long to figure out how business works, and the same amount of time to realize that I’m actually pretty smart and, generally, right.
Hubris, what what.
And that is how my one and only favorite thing for this week was born:
Even before the Kid was little, I used to have grand visions of New York City. I wanted to live, shop, basically be Carrie Bradshaw there. Except soft in the middle.
And then I got old, went to New York City a bazillion times in one month and found out that I’m really into Philadelphia. That, at least for right now, there is no where else I would rather be.
It was an ah-ha moment if there ever was one.
But, back to where I was going with this: Philly Kids Thing is a weekly planner for families in the form of an e-newsletter. My partner and I go through all the calendars, all the blogs, all the press releases, and emails and send out what we believe to be the best events for families happening Thursday-to-Thursday of every week.
We do all the shit work, so no one else has to.
While everything was crumbling, I was working on Philly Kids Thing.
It’s a proud moment for me. Mainly because I have literally had this thing in my head for four years: the look, how to monetize it, how to run it, everything. But if I had done it four years ago, it would have been a disaster. Back then I was just starting to trust myself, had basic HTML skills, had a whole lot of basic everything.
I am a force.
So this is my way of 1) patting myself and my partner on the back 2) showing YOU that sometimes there is a reason why right now is a bad time and tomorrow is a better day and 3) if you really want to do something, you’ll eventually get there.
And, if you want that something done right, do it yourself.