August 2022

♫ I don’t know about you, but I’m feeling 22 ♫

Taylor Swift

This month marks iSPARK’s 22nd year!

In early August every year I reflect on the trepidation and excitement that comprised my long weekend in August of 2000. The Sunday scaries were at a whole new level that weekend because Tuesday morning was going to be my very first day as a fully self-employed individual.

Back then I was mainly worried about getting through the deliverables of the first 8-month contract. These days, our team juggles multiple contracts and projects that are all carefully managed in our online project management tool, Asana.

Sidebar: If you haven’t experienced Asana, I can tell you it is MY LIFE! I literally cannot start my day without it.

Anyhoo ….. Taylor Swift’s song, 22, has been running through my head non-stop for the last few days. Although most of the lyrics do not apply, there are a few snippits that resonate with my feelings about this 22-year long adventure:

  • ‘We’re happy, free, confused and lonely at the same time’
  • This pretty much sums up entrepreneurship in my opinion.
  • ‘It’s miserable and magical’
  • Again, an accurate description of what it’s like to own your own business.
  • ‘Tonight’s the night when we forget about the deadlines’
  • I’d be lying if I said I love being held hostage by the deadlines.
  • ‘It feels like one of those nights we ditch the whole scene’
  • Well, tonight isn’t the night that I ditch the whole scene, but I do sometimes dream about running away to a deserted island and living unplugged by the beach.

All this to say …. I can’t believe it’s been 22 years. I have loved (almost) every minute of it. Thanks for reading, following along on social media, connecting by phone, email, or text, and for simply being part of my network.

Happy Anniversary to us!

Krista Benoit - iSPARK Consulting

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