It was a dark and stormy night…no actually it wasn’t, I’ve just always wanted to begin that way. We are often asked how Rosy Window Productions came to be. There are also times when I wish people would ask, and listen to the answer. As with any new business there are always the people that scratch their heads and maybe don’t really believe in what you are doing. They smile and nod, and say “that’s nice”. I could say at this point what I think they are thinking, with their smile and nod, but one should really not try to read minds (bad mental health practice – yes there will be a blog about that…later) If I had to guess some of the key phrases might be – dream too big, never make a living, nice hobby, you get the idea. So here it is the story of the adventure that I embarked on 5 years ago, with one of my best friends, my rock, my business partner, my daughter.
One of my favourite places to be is at a kitchen table with a cup of tea with one of my three daughters, we discuss our lives, work, loves, challenges, and the world in general. Megan, my oldest, had trained to become an educator and worked long hours teaching elementary school. Many times our conversations would be around her students, or situations that I had come across in my Counselling Hypnotherapy Practice. My part of the conversations that I remember went something like “…if only someone would have helped this guy out as a kid, he wouldn’t have struggled his whole life with this…”
(a repeat of many similar discussions). Megan’s classroom stories reflected the kids that would potentially become the adults who would seek help from a counsellor, the kids that had low self-esteem and the obvious uptick in the youth anxiety cases in both the classroom and my office.
The statement that Megan made is vivid in my mind “So what are we going to do about it? Everyone sits around the table and “saves the world” but not too many people do anything about it.
“What are we going to do about it?” That simple question, turned into a powerful statement, a call to action that has changed our lives.
Rosy Window Staff