I'm sat. In my parents' house (don't ask why). In a new, blue fluffy jumper that I couldn't afford to buy today, that makes me look like The Cookie Monster. At a key board. Unemployed. Slash self-employed. Or shall we put it positively? Founder of Yoga Quota.
All I have to do is get 50 people to come to my yoga classes. And then I'm able to share yoga with groups who don't usually get to do it. And repeat. Easy right?
I mean, the idea sounded perfect one month ago. I was driving my Beetle, to a petrol station for lunch. You know, doing the routine that we do every day at work. Repeat. I was about to sign up to do Hotpod a franchise hot yoga studio. (They are really cool- check them out). I felt cool. But I felt pretty unhappy too. Somehow, thankfully, I remembered that the reason I was doing yoga was not for money (like the job), not for kudos (like the big and flashy Hotpod), not for the reasons I've done everything else in my little life. It was because yoga takes me back to basics. And when people do it, it can improve their lives. So I'd better get back to that. I back tracked from going down the same path I typically push myself down. And decided to give something back. Cheesy, yes. I decided to do Yoga Quota.
So, it seemed obvious and easy then. People with whom I could claim facebook friendship have done stuff from just an idea. Bel Trew thought one day 'I want to give a voice to people in the Middle East' and Bing! she's on Radio 4 and telly and doing just that. Laura Bates thought one day 'sexism is still here and I want people to realise it' and Bing! Every day Sexism project has 18k facebook likes and we have a heforshe campaign in the UN. BUT there is no Bing! moment.
I have learnt there is bureaucracy, banks, lawyers and admin all ready to test your resolve. I've learnt that if an offer from a bank seems too good to be true, then it probably is. I've learnt that you can resign, set up a website, facebook and twitter with a great idea and still be sat at a computer with nearly nothing to show for it.
It's crunch time.
Let's get Yoga Quota going then!