10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1.....Blast Off!
That's what the boys are hollering from the playroom and it perfectly sums up my feelings from the past 24 hours.
Simple Bites has officially launched!!
(For those of you who have no idea what I am talking about, read this post)
I'll admit it, I got mighty jittery in the last few hours leading up to the launch. Minutes before I was to hit 'Publish" on this post, I started questioning everything about what I was about to dive into.
All the 'what ifs.. (they don't like me)?' and 'how will I... (maintain the pace)?' crowded my mind.
It was 1 in the morning, hardly time for intelligent conversations with myself, so I published the post and hit the hay.
Today has been a 'blast'!
It's been easily five years since my last job interview and over ten years since the first day of culinary school, so today was significant for this SAHM.
My first day on the job. I even put my favorite pair of dress pants on, like a big dork, to outwardly show my professionalism.
In the end, my girlfriend canceled our lunch and so I dressed up for nothing. The UPS guy didn't even show. (That's OK, it's going to be one of the best things about working from home: I only have to dress up--or get dressed-- if I feel like it!)
I brewed many cups of coffee, took one of my pre-made meals out of a well-stocked freezer for dinner( gotta love batch cooking), and chained myself to my laptop for the better part of the day.
The response to Simple Bites blew me away. I've never had so many emails, DM's, and encouraging comments in such a few hours. It was encouraging to see the traffic pour in--even if it made the site slightly sluggish.
A very bit thanks to all of you who left comments and sent Tweets. I'm very encouraged and the jitters are (almost) all gone.
If you haven't stopped by Simple Bites yet, be sure to visit tomorrow, as we celebrate our launch with a super-duper giveaway!