Unwilling silence -‘the unwilling pres’

Though this time of year tends to be busy for us all, I have no doubt that many of you have noticed that I have been rather silent for the past few weeks.  Though the festive season is sneaking up on me quite quickly, this is not the full reason for my silence.

My husband and I are in the process of purchasing a digital distribution company.  The sale in set, the contract signed and the transfer will be in place one week from today.  The process has left both my husband and I a bit daunted at the enormous tasks head of us.  About two weeks ago, we traveled to Canada to undergo an intensive three day training on the tasks and procedures that are required to run this business.  My husband made a comment on the last day of this training session, “I feel like I’ve been thrust back in school!”  I discovered that the older I get the less space there is available to absorb new information.  After awhile, things begin to spill out over the edges!  lol

Though I joke, there is truth to all I’ve said.  Traveling home from this training, I nearly left my iPad on one of the planes.  (thankfully I was able to recover it) then only days after arriving home, I actually forgot to pick up my car from the mechanic.  Thankfully, though the last few weeks have been a mad dash to prepare and then also continue to study the ins and outs of this business, I have been able to regain some elements of control over my brain!  LOL

We chose for a multitude of reasons to place the ownership of this business into my name. My current title is “president”, giving definition to part of the title of this post..’the unwilling pres’.  My husband will be deeply involved but will still be working his regular job. That leaves much of the day to day responsibilities to me.  I’ve taken each task and each day one at a time.  It’s a good thing because there is still so much more to learn.

Needless to say, because I’m in the process of learning this new responsibility, my time to reflect on my beloved North & South is greatly limited.  I have a series of posts planned and I do hope to have the first of this series written by the anniversary of WoM, which is a little over a week from now.  We’ll see what we can get done.  In the mean time, I’ve asked Trudy and Courtney to write a couple of posts, so that I can keep the discussions flowing. Thank you to both Courtney and Trudy for their willingness to step up and help me out.

For those that may be asking the question, “what does digital distribution” mean?  In a nutshell, we have a digital warehouse that currently houses educational ebooks.  There are plans to expand the warehouse to house more digital content yet for now, this is enough to keep us very busy.

One of the ways this digital content is distributed is from the company’s main ebook store, Dedicated Teacher.  If you are interested, you can have a quick look around by clicking on the image below.  If you are interested in more information about the content.. let me know in your comment and I will post the way to reach me directly.

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Thank you ladies for you patience during this silence.

For all of you here in the states.. I wish you all the Happiest of Thanksgiving! Don’t eat too much turkey!



  1. Servetus
    Nov 24, 2013 @ 20:07:42

    Best wishes for the success of the endeavor! RL always comes first. :)


    • loribear
      Nov 24, 2013 @ 22:50:46

      Thank you so much for the best wishes! It’s so appreciated!


  2. Carla
    Nov 25, 2013 @ 05:10:45

    Best wishes, and think of Thornton… he was an unwilling working-boy as well, and turned to be a heck of a master! Your husband will be your business partner even if “behind the curtains” so you are not alone!


    • loribear
      Nov 25, 2013 @ 15:23:11

      Thanks Carla… It has been out dream to have a business that we would operate together. This market is ever changing and we hope to stay ahead of the game! That will be a constant challenge!

      I don’t know if I’m Thronton in this… But one of the things I’ve always felt is how much my husband was like Thornton. Not exactly of course but there are a lot of similarities.


      • Carla
        Nov 26, 2013 @ 05:21:14

        First I thought it silly of me to look for ispiration from fictional characters for real life challenges, but not so much… if the model is so concrete and down on earth! Even JT himself wanted the classics to be concrete muses for his life; and education, like the content of your business, is another great theme in N&S! So our “mutual obsession” turns to be useful….


  3. Trudy
    Nov 25, 2013 @ 10:50:53

    I know Thornton isn’t far from your thoughts. Hope all your effort earns full fruition! Challenges are exhilarating, right? Lol!


    • loribear
      Nov 25, 2013 @ 15:23:56

      Well you know from our conversations that Thornton has not been too far from my mind… He’s always there! Lol


  4. mcat
    Nov 25, 2013 @ 17:12:09

    Madame President, wishing you all the best! What an exciting adventure you’re about to begin. Sending lots of positive vibes your way for much success & happiness. When things get stressful just Keep Calm and Thornton on!


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