DISCLAIMER: I’M GOING TO WRITE A BIT ABOUT MYSELF -SAM- SO IF YOU WANNA SKIP TO THE BOTTOM FOR BLOG WINNERS, I UNDERSTAND.
Joining the Good Ones full time (along with a few amazing Mighty Acorn projects here and there) was one of the hardest decisions I have ever made. Yea, I know I’m only 26 and my life has boat loads of scary risks and opportunities ahead of me. But for almost 7 years now, I’ve felt pretty darn safe. Risk-free you could say. I was comfy and cozy in my Matilda Jane bubble.
Then why am I here, you ask? Why give up my the little world I loved so much? The little world Denise allowed me to help create.
I’m here because I realized that “comfy” and “cozy” started to mean complacent and lazy to me.
I also realized, the world I liked best was the one where I got to work with my hero, mentor, and best friend each and everyday.
I realized I liked risks. I liked building a company I believed in. I liked growing. And heck, I even liked change.
All of those things are scary. But all so worth it in when it’s for a company you believe in with every bit of your heart.
That’s all it took. I looked back on the excitement around starting The Good Ones back in 2012. I thought about Matt and his uber-talented team at OLG and our roundtable meetings sharing ideas and just plain dreamin’. And I thought about Denise. Man, I missed her. I thought about our story and how I didn’t think it was quite finished yet. I also thought about how I missed doing a bit of everything. I’ve got much more to share with this world than my love of color and design, let me tell ya!
And now I’m here on the eve of April 15th, feeling butterflies, bats, and bugs moving around like crazy in my stomach. It feels good to be nervous like this. It feels good to care so much. And you have no idea how good it feels to know you guys are there, rooting us on. Goodness, we couldn’t ask for a better group of cheerleaders. I mean that.
Before I forget, I loved reading your comments about Spring! It’s my favorite time of year and it sounds like it’s a few of yours too! Will the group of winners email me at Sam@thegoodones.com with your child’s size and address for your goodies?!
Lastly, I want you to know that we’re so excited about the release tomorrow. Excited to share our first few pieces. I do mean A FEW. Tomorrow we’ll have about 8 new items to share. And in May another dozen or so. And even more happening this summer. Gotta remember, we’re just starting to get our legs here at TGO. So we’re small right now, but OH SO MIGHTY. Just ask Mister Gabe DeMarchis. He’s loving the new line.
And just a helpful FYI, Gabe’s stats are: Age 9, Weight 76lbs, Height 4″7. And he’s wearing our size 9/10. Also, just insider information for you “He was not the happiest trying on everything, but he did ask to keep the clothes.” Alright Gabe, I’ll think about it