May again, this time with more cowbell

May 7, 2013 |  Category:   life


I have to laugh at the universe sometimes. This May is looking a lot like last May, an odd and off month that really set the tone and schedule for the rest of the year. I’m finding myself in a similar place. Okay, I get it universe, I get the message. Sometimes things happen, often beyond our control, that are hard to ignore as signs. So instead of waiting around passively for things to reset itself as I did last year, this year I’m taking control because I’m starting to accept that things may never reset itself. But I’m taking this as a challenge, much like when we started the business 5 years ago when our backs were against the wall. In a lot of ways it almost feels like that time, when we were motivated by equal parts fear and determination.
Coincidentally, all this talk and writing of quitting for the past week led to this podcast through a twitter friend of mine – The Upside of Quitting. It’s long, but an interesting listen to have in the background as I did yesterday ironing and folding tea towels to mail out. I also realized yesterday that it’s a continuation of something I’ve been thinking about since last September when I read the book, “The Dip”. So this is nothing new and almost humbling to discover after reading that post that I’m not really any further along than I was 8 months ago. Why is it so hard to get unstuck? As I was archiving some old photos off my computer, I saw this photo of the The Wizard of Oz taken from a ride at Hollywood Studios. What is the moral of that movie? That we often have the answers that we seek inside us all along? That everyone has the power to overcome their own obstacles from within? Yeah…that.

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  • Jhope May 7, 2013 at 6:42 pm

    Yeah, I think that. And also wear red shoes every now and again?! Go, Jenna go!

  • Nancy May 7, 2013 at 7:32 pm

    Speaking of being stuck, have you used the app Unstuck? I love it.

    • Jenna May 7, 2013 at 8:17 pm

      No, what is that app?

      • Nancy May 8, 2013 at 6:24 pm

        Unstuck is an iPad app that asks you all these questions and has you do sorting exercises to try and pin down exactly what it is that is holding you back or keeping you from following through on something, then it gives you strategies for dealing with it. m

  • May 8, 2013 at 10:49 am

    My favorite month, by the way! Nice post to read))