We can count our blessings each and every day, even when the world has been turned up-side-down. So many lives were, and are still being affected by the pandemic. Tragedies, constant tension, fear, bankruptcies, illness, solitude, anxiety, to have the family and friends, that I have, to be able to say that most of us have made it through relatively unscathed, and my heart goes out to so many, who cannot say the same.
When everything ground to a halt, RWP did to. I had some personal upheaval that had to be dealt with, and Megan was left holding that bag, along with the uncertainty that everyone was dealing with. I can’t tell you how thankful I was, and still am, that she is such a strong, wonderful woman, giving me some time, and holding things together while I got my “poop in a group”.
As the dust was still swirling around all over the world, we began to attack the big picture questions that had been lurking in the shadows, the ones that had “get to this when you have time” sticky notes and “this will do for now” band aid solutions in place. You know, those things that are sort of dealt with but as they lurk in the back of your mind, they keep growing, and growing.
COVID did a couple things, it stopped all of the personal contact we had with people, which essentially benched our marketing, but also gave us the space we needed to invite the shadows into the light, rip the band-aids off, and tear up the sticky notes.
And so began the simple task of re-launch, give this six year old company a new look, and get to the root of the issues that had come up: in getting a variety of easy to use resources to children, shifting the resources we had created to resources that more parents would be comfortable with, and dealing with some of the “wish we had done that from the start” realization. We will have this wrapped in in 4 months!
Perhaps you guessed already that we here at Rosy Window Productions do not look at the world through rose coloured glasses, but sometimes we are a little optimistic about how quickly things can roll out. As I have mentioned way back, speaking to those with goals, sometimes we must re-frame, re-think, be firm but gentle, and shift a little to carry on (but we persevere). As we embarked on another round of technology, learning, developing, the 4 month time lined turned into 6….8…………9?.........ok so removing our hypnotherapy resources and offering guided meditations, was just what our great, wonderful, amazing clients was looking for! One shadow could disappear. Shifting our audio’s to video + audio + day & night + readables was a little more techy time consuming than we thought it might be, but another shadow bites the dust, tear up that stickynote. The most daunting though, how to offer a variety to children, without having their parents buy each and every book – some books are age appropriate reading, but the meditations are so much more universal, (and all the different angles mentioned in the last post) After much contemplating, back and forth, research, research, research, a Rosy Membership concept, an inexpensive membership to access all of our resources (YES) guided meditations, videos, audios, printables, lesson plans, without ever having to purchase a book! Not that we don’t want people to buy a book, they are a great resource too, oh so give members a discount on the books and posters - (YES)!
Memberships - easier said than done. (Now you might think, like I did, that these beautiful websites that you see all over are so user friendly that it is just a quick click and you are up and running – oh contraire – you could also muse that hiring a tech would be the answer (yes, yes, and someday we most definitely will take resumes, but we are IT for now) As we learned more programs, engaged some more apps, learned far more about coding, linking, editing, up and down loading (even sideways sometimes, as our drives hit capacity (my computer and my brain), high-fived overcoming obstacles, slumped in our chairs, watched our families eyes glaze over as we thought out-loud, we watched the calendar pages flip by, and 4 months turned into a year plus, but WE DID IT!
Rosy Window Staff