I will not panic.
The volcanoes have not erupted. The gas in the lake has not killed us all. The war has not escalated. The bandits have not arrived at our house. In fact we are all perfectly fine.
It is just that I feel a tad bit stressed. Somehow I started this venture called SHONA without having any idea what I was getting myself into. Which is good, since otherwise I would not have done it. And I usually proceed in precisely this same manner, never realizing exactly how far I have to go. I just work on posting the next item, developing the next product, or writing the next blog.
And look how far we've gotten!
Except that today I looked at too many other people's websites. They all looked beautiful, and highly professional. And then I looked at mine...which is...well...mine. Don't get me wrong there is tons of good info on there and lots of great photos and you should definitely check it out www.shonacongo.com . It is just that, in case you can't guess, I made it by hand. I didn't realize there were google websites and the like, which offer nice prefab. templates. No, I typed the html into "HTML pad pro" and then my free subscription ran out and I typed the rest into a text document. Talk about doing things the hard way, especially when you start out knowing zero about HTML.
So today I started looking at some other very professional looking operations. And it made me a bit panicky. HOW are we ever going to get there??? There are only so many balls that I can juggle on any given day.
But today I refuse to panic. I will remember how far we've come.
I will remember that...
I work with an incredible group of craftspeople.
They have mastered all of our current products and are entirely self-motivated and self-directed, something that I was told was impossible for young handicapped women.
They are working hard to learn math and French, and are becoming quite good at managing their income.
We have a ton of cool new products coming out soon.
We have loyal, supportive customers who make everything possible.
We have a video. Check it out here.
We are on twitter. Join us here.
We are on facebook. Join us here.
So what if none of our "faces" on the Internet are quite as good as I want them to be. We're here. That is what matters right?