My brain hurts. Seriously, it is physically in pain. Subtle, off to the back left side, quietly throbbing.
I hate that I had to do it, but I requested (and was kindly granted) an extension on my major paper about tribal leadership in start-up organizations. Things have been hectic this past couple weeks…
I Have Hope’s logo development process is coming along smoothly, thanks so much to those of you who contributed feedback! We have two full time coop students from Sheridan College that finish up next month, but interns starting this summer. One for sure, hopefully a couple others if all works out well. We wanted to do a big launch this weekend but it has been postponed a month so that we can really rock it out properly. A film that we’re working with CANFAR on is in pre-production right now, while another short goes into production tomorrow. It’s intensely busy at the organization and I’m just counting down the days to the end of school, so that Nathan (our CFO) and I can go full-time and be focused.
An idea for a revenue source has been sparked and I’m working on a grant competition application at the moment. It’s not gonna be my greatest work, unfortunately, due to the rushed timeline, but hopefully it gets us into the semi-finals. Winning the competition would give us enough start-up funds to develop a great program and great revenue source.
This weekend, I’m excited that my brother and his girlfriend Amelia, along with quite a bit of other family, will be around to celebrate my Mom’s wedding. I’ve found myself wildly and painfully inundated with ‘tasks’ and ‘to do lists’ for the wedding, but soon that will be done. I’m so very pumped and happy for my Mom and Karim!
In other news, there’s a bunch of things calling my brain’s attention. Mayor’s Leadership Group in Guelph, update meeting with Mayor Halloran of Waterloo, meeting the HIV activists behind Positive Lite, a Guelph screening of Start With Us, working with Me To We on a smaller industry screening in Toronto, youth designated public space in Guelph, Turn and Punch Productions, Robocall Stephen Harper, and of course… a social life of some sort.
May 1st cannot come fast enough. Fortunately, just in time, Winter is coming. The new season of Game of Thrones starts on Sunday and I don’t think I’ve ever been so excited for a television show since the days of Boston Legal. These days, Game of Thrones is a chance for me to completely dive into another world and get lost. Every episode, I find inspiring and compelling. If you haven’t watched the show, I suggest you check it out.
Until the next time I need to clear my head, I bid thee well.