No, this isn’t a post about Frank Sinatra.
I’m talking about starting a new business. My own business. It’s been an adventure filled with enormous life changes. I’m creating a roller coaster of emotions and activities. I actually resigned from my paying job to create my own company. It’s not as secure but it is more creative. I started it because I wanted to live from my heart.
Do! A business plan.
Do! Social media and SEO activities.
Be! A wife and mother.
Do! Create your product with specific consumers in mind.
Cliff swallows build nests, fly, eat, hatch babies. Simple, right? But, living in the wild can be unpredictable and dangerous. Swallows are adept aerialists who dart and fly with their mouths open to catch insects. I feel like a swallow, flying around trying to catch bits and pieces of information to put it all together in some kind of a plan. It feels a little dangerous. It feels very exciting.
So am I doing or being?
Socrates said, “To do is to be.”
Plato said, “To be is to do.
Hamlet, written by Shakespeare, asked, “To be or not to be.”
I think, “I yam what I yam,” just like Popeye!
I’m putting it all out into the Universe to see what happens. Taking a risk to do what I love seems worth it. As I am moving through the process things seem to fall into place, people who can help me present themselves, ideas pop into my head. When things are flowing easily I feel like I could burst from the energy surging through my body. It’s all new.
I like to start things, to organize and to connect people. I am still a social worker at heart. I am also a writer, a photographer, a blogger. I do. Sometimes I just be. It’s all good.
It’s all right.