Friday, September 18, 2015

Free Snorkel!

Free snorkel? Huh? Read on. It will all make sense. Promise.

Don and I sold our business back in June after nine years. We decided it was time for another adventure.

It took Don about six weeks to really close things up after the sale. And then came the big question.

Now what?

Does he go back into advertising? He was an award winning Creative Director for some of the top firms in the country. Or should he try setting up a freelance business. Or should he look for a creative position with a corporation? So much to think about.

In the meantime, I kept telling him he should write a book.

At first I thought he should write about our adventures buying a business. Every man's dream is to quit their boring-old-job and do their own thing, right? We could share our crazy story about buying a business right before the economy crashed and how we survived. It would be inspiring, and real. But writing a book about all that seemed daunting. And complicated. Especially since we just closed that chapter.

And then I remembered the amazing Snorkel stories he used to tell Elli.

When Elli was little he would make up these elaborate stories about a dog named Snorkel who could swim under water. He would go on all kinds of crazy adventures. Elli loved it.

So that's it! He has to write the series. He just has to. They've been trapped inside his busy body for too long. They have to come out!