It started as off-hand comments in conversation. How I could turn an idea into a full fledged to do list and business plan. After I started my blog I added social media to my list of things I’m proficient at (and enjoy). I’d always written but the blog made me “official”. So, it was only a matter of time before things took shape.
And this is the reason I’m glad I was let go last September. Because that was probably the biggest blessing I’d received though things haven’t exactly been easy. It propelled me forward to create a vision after I had a chance to breathe, grieve and rejoice. Out of these months of introspection, chatter with a lot of you, constant prayer with the Almighty and quality time with the frog princess, I have taken the plunge.
It hasn’t been easy and it has been a long time in coming but, it is right on time. In a few short days I will be launching Mami Ink Media. My second baby. I will be offering some of these services that you may
already know about. But, I will be expanding on some of the services as well.
I wanted to tell you about the name. Originally, it was set to be Mami Inc Media. After setting up my FB page in advance of sending in my documents to register as a limited liability company (note: never do that!) it turns out I couldn’t have the letters INC in the name of a company that’s not a corporation. Sure, it makes perfect sense after I said that but before then, it had not even crossed my mind.
I rushed to get the name changed knowing that Lynne had already worked on the logo and would surely kill me. She didn’t. As a matter of fact, she got to work on it as soon as I let her know the issue. Fast forward to maybe 10 days later. I am having lunch with my girl Regina and we are on Pinterest on my mamiPad (don’t judge). She sees the original logo and compliments me on it. And there I go on a
rant about the name and how it had to be changed. Without batting an eye this woman says “oh man, too bad you didn’t just change the C to a K! It would make sense to have it say Ink since you write and it would tie in to your services”. Again: why did I not think of this?!?
I want this to serve as a reminder that sometimes we are too close to see the obvious (what is it that they say about forests and trees?). So off I went to buy my THIRD domain name and write to the powers that be explaining that I wanted a name change (and throwing in a check to prove I was serious).
I have Regina to thank for the name. I kicked myself a million times because if you’ve been following me for any extended period of time, that phrase “Mami Ink” may seem familiar since I wrote a post with the same name (several, actually) when I got my tattoo done at the beginning of the year. See, how things work sometimes?
I have no idea where this will take me. No clue as to how things will work out. But I know that I have to try. Make a concerted effort to live out my own dreams while helping others achieve theirs.
There will be all kinds of announcements, tweets, posts, etc when I launch this week but I just wanted to share the story of how this came to be. Because whether you realize it or not, you played a big part in getting me to this road that I am on. And I wanted to say thank you.
And if you need me to help you make your mark in the world, now you’ll know where to find me.