First of all, I can't thank you enough for your interest in coming along for this ride with me. For as long as I can remember, the only way I could answer the question, "What is your dream job?" was to say (awkwardly and without much detail), "I just want to find cool stories and tell them in a compelling and creative way." And thanks to some combination of a way-too-early midlife career crisis, a sudden, middle-of-the-winter idea, and continuing support from the most lovely people (including all of you!), that's exactly what I plan to do.
There have long been two conflicting ideas in my mind, blocking me from fulfilling that dream:
- The best stories can only be told with limitless resources and connections -- things I can only have with a big, fancy network acronym beside my name.
- It's 2020, you crazy millennial. Crowdfund your own storytelling resources, utilize your decade's worth of self-acquired connections, and tell the dang stories!
Until now, that second thought was always too scary. It was always too big of a risk. It could fail. I could miss the mark. People might not care.
And that's all still true.
The difference now is, I've been knocked down too far to care how risky getting up is!
For the first time in a long time, I know what I want. I know that I can get there. And I know that there are people -- like you! -- who will care.
So, today I took the first step and placed the first few orders for equipment that'll set me up to tell the stories that inspire me, starting with (what else?) Minor League Baseball.
The exact details are still to come, but the creative wheels in my mind are a'turnin, and for that I couldn't be more grateful.
Don't worry! A lot of the stuff you've come to expect from me will still be there, in some form or another. I just hope you'll join in for a new adventure... and hey, maybe some day you can say, "I bought that woman a coffee once!" and know that it wasn't a proverbial "coffee" that you gave me, but that what you and your support gave me was... hope, and the confidence to believe in my dream once again. 💕