Yay, moo cards!

I’ve ordered from Moo on a few occasions and have always found their products, customer service, and marketing to be top notch. I’ve had a set of business cards in the works for a few weeks now, but kept thinking, “There’s something just… off. They’re not perfect. I’m gonna hold off until they’re just right.” But guess what, kids? That’s my perfectionist side talking. And it’s not like ordering a box of 50 business cards is an irrevocable, irreversible, lifetime commitment. So, I logged into Klout on a whim today, and, lo and behold, they’re offering a perk of 50 free Moo cards! I started trying to cram my previous card design into the options provided, got frustrated, and walked away and went about my day. Came back to it tonight, had a brainstorm, questioned the hell out of it, and finally said KIRSTEN YOU NEED TO STOP BEING A JERK TO YOURSELF AND JUST PLACE THE DAMNED ORDER. So I did. And this is what they will look like.

My thought was, how often do we end up with a business card but can’t remember why, or what we talked to the person about? I know it happens to me fairly frequently, especially if I go to a trade show, networking event, or other gathering at which I collect multiple cards from folks all offering similar services. So this way, I can jot a reminder of our conversation on the image side of the card, giving it a personal touch at the same time. I of course sat here thinking of a million reasons this was a dumb idea, but in the end? I would think it was pretty rad and original if someone else did it. So there ya have it. A couple of weeks from now, they will be in my hot lil hands, and I will feel a tiny bit more like I’m for real and stuff. Also, I need to purchase more ultra fine point purple Sharpies to be sure I have one at all times. Because it just wouldn’t do for the note not to match. Plus I never miss an excuse for new office supplies.

New Resolve.

I feel like life is a series of decisions, attempts, failures, adjustments, more attempts, small successes, huge failures, more attempts, and, eventually, acceptance that this is the way it goes. I am learning acceptance. And even that will likely involve many attempts and failures before successes, but that’s okay, too. Without the attempts, there cannot be success, and without failure, we cannot grow. I sure am growing a lot these days :)

Today I am setting many goals. Some I can complete today, and others are longer-term. The first one is to make myself a fun notebook covered in and filled with stickers and glitter and happymaking things. I am going to celebrate my successes there, and not dwell on failures. Or, as I will choose to think of them, “Successes I have not yet achieved.” Every morning, I will plan to spend fifteen minutes welcoming and preparing for the day, and every evening, I will note the successes, small and not-so-small, I have achieved in that day. There may be days when I feel that the only successes I have managed were not to commit a crime, yell at Joshua, or die in a fiery automobile crash. But I’m a pretty word savvy kid, and I’m sure I’ll find ways to spin those into positives. If nothing else, coming up with creative phrasing will be fun and silly and end the day on a high note, right?