Last night, I had a pity party for myself. I finally let it sink in that there is a good chance that I am not going to raise all of the money for Biological Clock on Kickstarter within 5 days. I’m such a dreamer that I often have tunnel vision and forget to look at the big picture. Well, last night, after I let the tears flow, I realized that it’s ok if this first try at Kickstarter doesn’t work out.
Just as I launched my kickstarter, a war broke out in Israel. Since the tone on social media has been pretty political over the past few weeks, I felt a little uncomfortable constantly posting about my web series. Beyond that, this war gave me a lot of perspective. I have friends that are constantly running into bomb shelters and former students that are putting their lives on the line in the army. There have been innocent people killed on both sides of the war. So, in the grand scheme of things, is not raising money on kickstarter the end of the world? NO.
I think it’s important to fail sometimes. I don’t know why I’ve spent the past month being so afraid of it! People have to fail lots of times before getting what they want. Hmmm… sounds like dating! Can I get an Amen? Sorry-sometimes I forget I’m not a preacher…
Anyway, I have learned more over these past few weeks from my failures than I have ever learned. SO many people have backed me very generously on Kickstarter. Strangers, friends, and family, have given me more than I could have ever imagined. Whether it was financial support, moral support, or basically stalking people to donate, I really appreciate it.
During my pity party, my friend Alan said, “ You have guts that other people don’t. You can’t teach guts. You either have it or you dont.” Shortly after that, I heard Aaliyah whispering “If at first you don’t succeed, dust yourself off and try again.” I’m sorry if you don’t get the reference, but please brush up on your hip hop!
The point is that I am going to make sure to bring Biological Clock to Life. If I wake up on Tuesday morning, and I haven’t finished the fundraising, it’s OK. I’m going to be at my old camp for a week, so I’ll wake up to hundreds of cute little kids smiling and dancing. Could be worse, right? I’ll probably just launch a new kickstarter campaign a few days later!
In the meantime, I’m starting the official Biological Clock Email list. This way, I can keep you posted about next steps and will be able to send you behind the scenes sneak-peeks from the set. Don’t worry-I won’t fill your inbox.
Thanks and have Funky Friday!
Photo Credit: Eitan Gamlieli