My first product samples have arrived!

My first samples have arrived!

My first samples arrived in the post this week.  Such a surreal moment after almost 14 years of dreaming and imagining.

I had a false alarm the week before which turned out to be a book I had pre-ordered on Amazon.  After the hiccups I’ve had, I wasn’t sure if I would still be excited.  If it would have taken some of the fun out of it.  If the moment wouldn’t be as iconic as I had imagined.  But as I opened up my PO Box and saw the slip saying I had a parcel, as I stood in line waiting for my turn, as I walked out with my parcel – I felt my heart swell.  With excitement.  With the realization I had made it to this first milestone.  That I was going to have my own products in my hands.

You can imagine my disappointment when I opened my parcel to discover it was a book.  A great book.  A book I had been impatiently waiting for.  But it wasn’t my samples.

When my samples did arrive a week later, I was in a rush to get to That Day Job, so it wasn’t quite the Hallelujah Chorus when I got them.  Rather than a soaring feeling in  my chest this time, a wow moment – I had a whole day where there were moments of quiet realization.  As I was working at That Day Job…

I would remember the envelope that was sitting out in my car.

Like a sneaky little secret.

And I would realize what a big deal it was.

How it was a signature point in my life.  It was a quiet wave that would gently wash over me time and time again throughout the day.

As people would ask me the usual questions, as I answered phone calls, I would think to myself – Don’t people know how special a day this is?

It is very hard to play it cool when something so momentus is happening in your personal life.

I got home and had a look at them.  A real look.  The quality was better than I was expecting and so much better than the first company’s samples.  They were much better quality.  Crisper, stronger, heavier.

This feels like a real step forward.  Even after the hiccups I’ve had lately, somehow it also feels like things are falling in to place.  I can see the hard work paying off.  A tangible result.

If you’ve been following along on my adventure, I hope it is giving you the courage to try too.  That moment where you can see your thing becoming a reality is worth it.

I promise.

♥ Coral.

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