Ever make a lunch date with a gal-pal? Easy, right?
The process goes something like this:
- The thought: I’d like to get together with Gal-Pal.
- The worry: What if she doesn’t want to?
- The thought: What if she does?
These first three steps are repeated until either
a) the battle is lost and worry wins, or
b) we go on to the next step
- The action: It used to be by phone, then email, now Facebook. Maybe one day, Twitter?
- The wait. (Fingers tapping in anticipation)
- The response!
- The planning: How does Tuesday at noon sound?
No, we have English tutoring. Wednesday at 11 would be better.
Oooh, sorry. Hang-gliding lessons. Thursday at 1?
Nope. Dentist appt and corresponding lesson plan: extraction of Latin roots from vocab words.
This process continues until all lunch hour probabilities have been assessed and dismissed and …
a) a dinner date is suggested so the planning begins again, or
b) the decision is made to Skype during silent-reading-hour, sneaking our special snack crackers kept hidden for just such adult moments of escape, or
c) we actually hit upon a mutual day and time – usually a month away – and pray no one starts urping the morning of.
When the big moment arrives, we announce to our families we have a lunch date and we leave: quickly.
All that behind the living room curtain work just for lunch. And for launch.
I’ve been in the thinking-worrying-thinking stage for some time. Then I took action, did a little (a lot of!) planning, hit on a date and I’m (almost) ready for LAUNCH!
April 2, 2012 will be the big day
I like planning and I like launching.
Will you join me at the cyber-table?
We have a Launch Date!