*** [FYI: This post was written sometime back in February, 2015. For some reason, I forgot to post it... so here it is.]
I thought long and hard about what photo to include with this post. There really isn't a good one. I decided that the best way to portray this startup journey was to find the longest video I could of the craziest roller coaster video on YouTube. Apparently, the Olympia Looping is one of those "holy grail" of roller coasters for many roller coaster enthusiasts. It only exists in Germany. It travels around all over the country. (I'm not one for physical roller coasters. Not my thing. I can do the emotional and mental ones.)
As you can imagine, there are some major highs we've experienced, and some low points as well on this startup company journey. Yes, just like a roller coaster.
Some excitement had:
Ultimately, I think of the roller coaster as another word for war. We are each soldiers on a mission - fighting battle after battle. Without the support of the team and our family/friends, we would not have this opportunity - to transform gifting.
And personally, without the arms and heart and trust and support of my husband, there is no way I would have the opportunity to do this. The way he wears our GIftStarter tee-shirt EVERYwhere. The way he brings us donuts to cheer the team on. The way he is constantly looking for ways to connect us.