Are we there yet?

Are we there yet?


Are the brownies finished?


Is it time for dessert?


Is my product on shelves?








Patience is a virtue that I really did NOT have EVER (It is still a question as to whether I have any).  In fact, I considered patience to be quite the dirty word.  


When I began to invent a product, and I use the term invent loosley as in the beginning it was more like arts and crafts, I wanted to be selling the damn thing within a year. HA!  After 2 & 1/2 years, I have a licensing deal, and I am still needing to be patient.


Much the same can be said about the blogging world.  Not everyone can be the Bloggess the minute they set up blogging shop.  Ok, no one can be the Bloggess, but you get my drift.  Success takes hard work, long hours, lots of effort and drumroll, please – patience.


Every single day of the last 2 and a half years has been an exercise in patience.  Waiting, exhaling, taking 2 steps forward and one back, and more waiting has been the theme of my life for close to 36 months.  I have learned to contain my energy and excitement in an effort to keep my lack of patience at bay. What does that mean?  It simply means attempting to remain objective/less emotional as BIG and little and awful shit stuff happens.  This is my coping mechanism for business.  I cannot be as vibrant and emotional as I am in my day-to-day life, so to speak.


At the beginning of this year, I was steamrolling towards a plan to manufacture so-called products myself, but after much introspection and more patience, I went a different route.  I realized I am a creative person with lots of ideas and passion, but manufacturing on my own would tie me up with logistics for starters, and I could not put aside everything here at Back’nGrooveMom.  So, there you have it.


I looked for a licensor, and woot, found one (that is a story for another day).  I made a choice to spend some time firming the direction of my writing/blogging end both here and elsewhere on the world wide web.  I came to some good choices, and decided to have the talented, and hard-working, Janice, clean up the site for me.   This meant more patience, but it is done!  I am pretty thrilled.  The same look, the same feel, just easier to read, navigate, comment (so don’t be shy – do so).


So, patience is really a virtue that I perhaps aspire to have more of and maybe have a little.


Remember the original banner shown above?  Go ahead, leap and leave me a comment and let me know what you think about the more refined Back’nGrooveMom.  We are troubleshooting, nitpicking, and in general – going over things with a fine tooth comb, the next few days, so your input counts!

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  • Janice June 6, 2013, 8:46 AM

    When I read the first line, “Are we there yet?”, it went on a loop in my mind, in the kids’ voices. LOL!

    Thanks for the shout out; I’m so thrilled you like the site! I wanted to not only make the code better (notice that it loads faster too?) but polish the look too. For the admin area, you can even edit your own footer now! You are awesome to work with and a wonderful person; you deserve a great site!

    Congrats on finding a licensor! Hang in there, you’ll make it. I’m so looking forward to seeing your final product.

    And yes, LOVE The Bloggess, she is just awesome. She’s always a good pick-me-up.

    I feel you on patience. It’s an ongoing theme with my business too. As my grandmother used to say, “Just tie a knot and hang on”.
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    • Rachel Blaufeld June 6, 2013, 8:56 AM

      I just love our very late at night and extremely early in the morning emails!! the time stamps tell a story in and of themselves…

  • judy goldman June 6, 2013, 3:06 PM

    the site looks terrific!!

  • Barbara Lehman June 6, 2013, 7:58 PM

    Loved the old site. Love the new site even more. Love your blogs…always look forward to reading them.

  • Estelle Solomon June 7, 2013, 8:34 PM

    Looking forward to see what you are up to! I came across all your excitement by accident! Lots of good luck!!!!

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