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See you on the roads!

See you on the roads!

It felt weird.  Squirmy. Way out of my comfort zone to say the least. My husband thought it was a terrible idea, convinced it wasn’t worth the money. I’m used to that being his set point. It’s what happens when a creative marries a realist. The creative is all about taking chances, each one a stepping stone to something greater; the realist is all about the cost of the mortar and being sure everything stays safe. He shared my feeling that doing this was a wee bit déclassé. But it wasn’t like I was planning to walk up and down Woodward Avenue dressed in a panda suit, flailing my arms and shouting at passersby.  Not that there’s anything wrong with that…

All we were talking about was ordering a magnetic sign for my car. Thirty bucks tops. I’m sure I could have gotten it cheaper online but supporting our local business owners matters to me. On a whim I stopped into Fast Signs Birmingham and got a sense of what was possible. Two days later I had my sign.

Andy walked me to my car and waited as I decided where best to position it.  Once it was affixed, I realized this sign was as much car art as it was advertising. I was offering up to my fellow drivers a beautiful photograph that would dance through the traffic as I went about my day. Maybe someone wavering about making a life change will see the sign and take it as a message (a sign!) meant just for her. Or him.  Perhaps the butterfly will bring a smile to someone having a bad morning. Will this generate orders or increase my website traffic?  Time will tell. For now every time I get into my car, I’m reminded that if you don’t step out of your comfort zone, you’ll never take flight.

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  1. Debi Bernstein-Siegel says:

    You know me- Love that fact that there’s a butterfly on your car.

  2. I had to laugh when I imagined you on Woodward in a panda suit. I think the car sign is an excellent idea (you’re the ultimate “idea” woman in my mind). Just make sure you keep your car stocked with your beautiful Picture a Conversation cards. You never know when someone will stop you in a parking lot!

  3. I love it. In an era when social media is ALL about boasting for lesser things, you should NOT feel bad about promoting something wonderful and creative that you are giving people. And if you are trying to sell products, well, there’s never been anything wrong with advertising and promoting them. Big cheers to you. Celebrate your gifts!

  4. Brenda says:

    You are wise!!! I love that you followed your heart. It is beautiful. can’t wait to see it in person!!!

  5. laya crust says:

    You’re absolutely right about stepping out of your comfort zone. It’s , well, uncomfortable. Married to a realist i understand the cold water being splashed on these ideas- often even if they are small and inexpensive. The magnetic sign is gorgeous! Drive it with joy and pride…and may ideas float from the butterfly to those around you.

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