who knew?

Periodically we all have days where we realize there are things we don’t know. Sometimes it’s because we bury our head in the sand and don’t want to know and sometimes it’s because we have no frame of reference… I’m sure there’s other reasons too but let’s keep it positive, okay?

For instance, I used to be one of those people who thought teachers were paid enough…of course, I was 10, but that’s beside the point. Now, I know teachers work even in the summer months – either gaining continuing ed, planning new curriculum, or working to supplement poor pay so they can actually live during the school year.

After this past week, I can add the challenges to blog set up to my list of things I just didn’t know and for which I had no frame of reference. You know what I’m talking about…those 3 hour decisions of “is this the right theme” or those 30 minute decisions of “should this go on the side or on the bottom. Or, those 4 DAY decisions about what to call the site. (Oh. You didn’t experience any of that? It was just me…darn.)

Yes…I said 4 days. I readily admit that making small decisions is challenging for me. It’s not that I’m not decisive, it’s that I see so many alternatives it is really hard to make up my mind. Once it’s made up – it’s made up…but man, I can make what should be a fairly simple decision into a LIFE decision. (okay, maybe I am indecisive…wait…No, I’m not…)

For those of you who missed it…before I set up the blog/domain/business name of Speech Adventures I hemmed and hawed…a lot. After a couple of days of hemming and hawing on my own, I went to my source for many decisions – twitter. There I asked many of my twitter friends what they thought of many (MANY) names.  Some liked one name, no one liked some names, others like different names. Asking hundreds of SLPs what they thought about a play on words was definitely a learning experience! So…I went to Facebook and asked several polls there. Imagine my surprise (not) when no-one there could agree on an overwhelming response either.  What was I to do?

I finally narrowed it down to two choices (okay, three really – but no one knew about the third)…and Speech Adventures won by 10 votes. So the name Speech Adventures was born. I’m very pleased with it and I am eternally grateful for all the help I received from everyone. All of my twitter and Facebook friends have been very supportive and I already have several things planned to discuss here.

So to all of you that were patient through my angsting and offered suggestions, counter suggestions, and counter-counter suggestions… THANK YOU! To those of you that discussed the merits of various names such as Prairie, Pioneering, and Aspirations…THANK YOU. You all rock!!! I am honest enough to say that without my twitter friends this blog would not be a reality. This is a case of bowing to peer pressure being a positive thing. THANK YOU for encouraging me.

Who knew making simple decisions could be so challenging! Now it’s time to decide what to have for breakfast…Cereal? Bagel? Yogurt?

oh no.

Adventure on! May you be quicker with decisions than I am!

Mary

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