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.
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!