February 2015 Recap

February.  Terrible month.

I started out February with a gameplan.  I had planned to start writing some really high-content blog posts, and wanted to get my podcast started up.

But the first thing I had planned for February was to release the 5-part blogging series videos that Marie and I recorded in our new office in January.

We released Part One early in the month:

And part two on February 6th.

Marie hates the still image of me kissing her.  Weird girl, eh?

Then the month changed.

February 8th, my Mom came over, like she always does, and played with Jack.  For some reason, I decided to record the interaction on my iphone.  It was the last video I would take of her.

As you can see, she was very engaged and filled with joy and life.

On February 10th in the evening, she went into the hospital and, of course, Marie and I dropped everything to be with her in the hospital.

On February 13th, she died.

I'm not going to get into all the details.  But the rest of the month was a vacuum in terms of business.  I didn't send any email broadcasts.  I didn't use my onesheet.  I cancelled webinars I was supposed to be on.  I didn't promote anything.  I disappeared from Facebook.

It just wasn't that time for any of that.

(Actually our right-hand man, Joe closed several deals for us.)

It's been a month of reflection.  Of tears.  Of emptiness.  And an extraordinary amount of snow (more than 5 feet in the month of February alone!)  I'm still working through this. But if I suddenly dropped off in February.  Now you know why.

I do plan to re-release the entire blog series – it has all been recorded and mostly edited.  But I will do it all again as it was supposed to be consumed in a certain flow.

And I have a couple of cookies in the oven set to be released in March, which despite everything that has happened I am excited about and gives us hope.

One good thing about my business is that it was able to support me and we could spend the time and focus on the things that mattered.  I didn't have to call a boss to see if I could get time off.

As an intensely private person, I still struggle with what to say about my Mom publicly.  I talk about her all the time privately. It's hard to believe she's gone.  She will be missed.

16 thoughts on “February 2015 Recap”

  1. Andrew…I’m so sorry and my deepest sympathies. Losing your
    Mother is probably one of the hardest things a person can go through in their
    lives. I suspected your Mothers’ health was dire.

    My Mother is 88 years old (I’m 62) and I can’t imagine losing
    her.

    Anyway, my heart is with you and take your time dealing with
    your loss…please. If you don’t, you never really have complete closure.

    My best wishes to you, Marie, and Jack…

  2. My total condolences Andrew, Marie and Jack..It will be tough for quite some time ..Shed those tears and hold on to the pain <3 as much as that sounds harsh ..it helps ..Soon your pain softens and becomes soft lovely memories you will laugh at some of the best times ,funny times , loving times ..Yes time does heal ..My mum has been gone two years this 19th March ..miss her madly !! She encouraged and was my greatest supporter <3 Take Care !

  3. My deepest condolences to you Andrew, Marie and Jack. The emptiness that stays when you lose someone so special in your life is hard to accept. But it’s true, time does heal. It just proves once again that time is so previous and we should make the most of it while we can. Best wishes,
    Karin De Freitas

  4. March isn’t going to be any better if you continue to add people to your spam list. Never heard of you, unsub page at Aweber says I subbed at 11am yesterday EST, but I wasn’t even online yesterday. So successful you have to buy spam lists? Sad sad sad. Aweber informed of the spam, and flagged in Gmail. Way to kill your deliverability Einstein.

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