Many of you know, if you've been following me on the interwebs for awhile, that I originally started writing about love, relationships, business, technology, women on my start-up blog, http://arryandmina.blogspot.com - but when we started really doing the incorporating, building our site, bringing on a third founding member... it became apparent that if I wanted to write about things more personal in nature, that I needed to 1) not do it on our company blog and 2) go somewhere else - which is why I started this ArryinSeattle site.
In my recent blog post, we are so close, I wrote about the journey we've taken over the past couple of years to pull this company together. Perseverance. Determination. I mean, this has been a serious journey - a marathon that just keeps going and going and the end is nowhere near in sight - and that's ok. Sheesh, I should do a post on all the things we've learned along the way... like for example: 1) cheaper is not better. Cheaper means WAY MORE expensive at the end; 2) it's all about the people - really, that's been the most challenging part about this journey, finding that third co-founder, our CTO Michael was a long one, and now that he's with us, we're never letting him go! (Puahahaha....)... 3) joining forces with another person or few is like marriage: constant consistent work, mutual respect, and faith. We've hit almost every emotion out there I think so far... angst, anger, fear, nervousness, jealousy, happiness, frustration, glee, .... and ... here we are still pushing forward.
My start-up actually went live and launched recently. Broke open a bottle of most lovely champagne at 230AM with dark circles under our eyes, bars of chocolate on the table, laptops and power cords everywhere, ... it's was an amazing feeling. ... Funny, for some reason I thought we'd have a sense of closure on that date, but it was more a feeling of something that was just beginning. We had just given birth to our baby, All Things Wishful - and now the real journey has just begun. We've just released a bunch of new features with version 1.1 - we're pushing to release version 1.2 this week with new images to our library among other really cool features. We're looking to bring on another developer to our small team of six that have been working on the site. CRAZY! I love love love my company - I love love love my co-founders - I love love love our product. We have so much more we want to do with it - more cool stuff coming!!
At the end of it all, we want to provide something that is meaningful and is straight up the truth - sometimes the most thoughtful gift of all is cash. Why go through all the pomp and circumstance of anything else with registering for things you don't need/want, having to return it, the waste in packaging/shipping/time, ... our site is for the modern day person like me and you.
Follow us/me on our journey on Twitter = @WishfulGifts.
Give me a "Like" on Facebook = /AllThingsWishfulInc
Check out the site, tell me what ya think! = AllThingsWishful.com