Being a Product Isn’t so Bad
…A continuation of “What is she thinking?”…
What does it mean that So Original is a product?
Well, a product is something that is produced. And So Original is produced by me. In fact, it is a part of me. My ideas, my content, my thoughts are expressed and explored here (as you can see by my candid posts on friendship).
Being a product is not all that bad. I am of the opinion that it is a liberating position that provides value and freedom. It’s fantastic for me to have an exit strategy for these thoughts that keep getting jumbled and entangled with daily processes, since they can be quite the hassle and get in the way. This space offers a sanctuary for their grand debute into the world. Their official-as-official-can-get-for-this-sort-of-thing place to be set free…to be the wandering traveler, the bard of stories yet untold, the marvelous unleashed menagerie life … And, of course, I wrote that because I always wanted to use the word menagerie in a blog post, but that’s besides the point. I hope that these thoughts translated into some semblance of words and sentences provide value (and possibly a bit of clarity) to you. In my experience, I have found that there is no better insight than the present. So my offering to you is this – the perspective of being So Original.
…And now that has been explained to death for the um-teenth time. It is time for….
A Giant Dose of Thank Yous!
Academy-Award Style, so you know it is a real important part.
To Mum and Dad: I know you don’t always get what I’m talking about, but thank you for understanding.
To all the friendly faces that helped along the way: A BIG thanks! A smile goes a long way.
To all of my trusted advisers & mentors: You know who you are. You are worth more than any bank vault could possibly hold within its walls.
To all of my internships: I learned something from each and every experience. People are very valuable teachers whether they realize it or not. With out these lessons, life would be rudimentary at best.
To Elizabeth and Kate: You ladies are exemplary women. I hope you know that I appreciate everything I have learned from you. Sure, life is busy, but a coffee or lunch break is the perfect time to catch up on the inbetween.
To Wayne: You were intimidating when I first met you, but you’re one of the most humble people I know. Thank you for truly caring and imparting some knowledge of this world we all live in whether it’s walking on the sidewalk or navigating the online jungle.
To Todd: Thank you for being a great first boss. I sincerely wish I had more time to learn from you, and I wish you the best of luck in the future.
To Chris: My ever-so tolerant office mate, thanks for listening even with your earphones on. A #FollowFriday goes out to you, too, buddy.
To Maura: For her lovely design expertise. Without the skills behind MCDezigns, I wouldn’t have my awesome new header.
To the powers that be: If I ever do find Waldo in the crowd, I’ll know it’s you.
Cue the wrap-it-up music. Thanks for reading.
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