Sometimes life is all kinds of Awesome. And sometimes it’s all kinds of weird and unpredictable. If social media is anything to go by, some people will have you believe it’s all rainbows and unicorns. All the filtered time. But the truth is, in a #NoFilter life it isn’t always like that, is it? So this is me, telling you how this year has been around here.
About this time last year, I saw my dream come true when Awesome Adventure Chick was born. We forged some great alliances with Kiva and OneGirl with dreams of raising truckloads of money for them. And we worked our asses off to create some awesome products. We launched at the She Went Wild Expo in Sydney, Australia, then… ah… not much. Life got crazy. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not complaining. Plenty of Awesome things happened in 2017, but getting our little project out there wasn’t really one of them.
I went on road trips, I went on adventures, I created things and I worked. I worked too much on other things to really spread the Awesome Adventure Chick word. So all those awesome Tshirts and pendants and bits and pieces we created for our launch? A lot of them are still sitting there, in boxes, just waiting for a new home. Which probably isn’t going to happen unless I get my act together and start telling people about how awesome they are. (Although if you’re reading this now and want to buy something, by all means, please head on over to the shop and check them out.)
I don’t tell you this so you’ll feel sorry for me. All up, my year was pretty awesome. I just tell this story because when I launched this project, I committed to telling it like it is, and sharing all my adventures – even when they don’t go according to plan.
2017 ended up being a bit of a bust in some ways. But after a lot of soul searching and dreaming and plotting and scheming, I’m going to try again in 2018. I still believe in this project and what we, as Awesome Adventure Chicks, are all about. I still don’t see anyone making the kind of Awesome Adventure Products I want, and that I think we want. So with a new year ahead, that’s what I’ll be focusing on. That and getting this new website into shape. And a few other things I’ll tell you about all in good time.
Until then, thanks for joining me on this Awesome Adventure.
Awesome Adventure Chick