When I was first thinking of relaunching my online experiences back in 2019, I was at a point where I was finally getting back into the groove of things.
My second child was sleeping through the night, my 8-8 was coming back down to a realistic 8-4, I was hitting the gym again and feeling like I was able to start to add back some of the things I enjoy doing outside of hanging with the family or making a paycheck. As I started to make my to-do lists life happened. My wife announced the addition of a 3rd child coming mid-2020, and we decided to move south on a quest for a better quality of life on a quarter of the taxes. Instead of checking off website requirements, I was now checking off natural disaster data and school district grades. Then 2020 hit.
We moved a few months prior to any sort of lockdown, enough to get a lay of the land and meet a few neighbors, but that’s about it before the new baby arrived and it was time to endure another few months of sleepless nights. Luckily, I was also able to work from home, but spending every waking moment for 9+ months surrounded by 3 kids under 4 was a bit much. Any free moments were spent making sure the kids were happy and entertained and that their new normal didn’t change too much from their old normal. Did I mention we also moved again mid-2020?
At the end of every week I would step back and think, do I have the capacity to start down the road I want to go on with Rich & Rich? I am far from a perfectionist, but I didn’t think I could get to a level of quality that I could be proud of given my world at that time. Something would have suffered so I had to wait.
So here we are in 2021 and I can’t say that I am refreshed or that I found my stride again, but I finally have some me-time to work on my passions and that is the best I can expect given the state of today.
Sometimes the timing is never right and if you want to do something you just need to buck up and do it. Put on your noise-canceling headphones while CocoMelon plays in the background for the umpteenth time today or putting the baby in a carrier so you can multitask playing an at-home version of Space Invaders with your keyboard and kid drool.
Life isn’t always what you expected or planned or ideal, but if you want something bad enough, you just have to make it happen.
This will be the first of many sites that I stand up in the next few months followed by a few stores, mobile applications, probably a podcast or two, and a whole lot of educational content that you will hopefully consume and enjoy.