I have had so many messages from people over the last 2 weeks and a great response to my livestream the other day that I thought I’d better let you all know where I’m at with everything. It’s a bit of a long one, so grab yourselves a cuppa and read on
So This Coronavirus has hit me like a bolt out of the blue, like the rest of the world I guess, I was completely unprepared for it. As far as my business is concerned, I planned to be delivering classes in the same format as I have done for the last 10 years for another 10 years and beyond and until I couldn’t physically anymore and even then I was planning to pull up a chair and deliver that way, but no, Covid – 19 had other plans.
Physically, I accepted quite quickly that I would have to shut everything down and see where we go, no more classes for the foreseeable, harsh, but no choice. What I was totally unprepared for was the physiological impact that would have on me. I like to think of myself as pretty laid back, not phased by most things and stress, I don’t do stress, well, having been in self isolatatin for 14 days, relying on doorstep food drop offs, thank you guys, you know who you are, not been able to venture out of my front door (apparently that rule changed during my 14 days in isolation and we apparently could have been going out for our quota of exercise, but I found that out on day 11!!!) I do do stress or whatever emotional ups and downs has been going on that I seemed to have little control over. I found it difficult to motivate myself let alone anyone else, I’m used to having some structure in my life I guess so suddenly having none feels really strange . Anyway, yesterday I had a couple of good conversations and one in particular, out of the blue really lifted the cloud and properly motivated me into action, these together with finally ending our time in isolation and getting out and picking up some well needed supplies and later going for a run has given me a bit of a boost.
Going live the other day was my attempt to give myself a kick up the rear and just try out this online world that I am not very familiar with and to be honest, didn’t want any part of. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not camera shy by any means but my job involves me going out, meeting, chatting, dancing, hugging (oh I miss a hug) smiling, laughing with PEOPLE, watching social interactions around the room, knowing that social interactions have taken place right there in one of my classes that have then gone onto develop into the loveliest of friendships, (I know of several of these over the years) all of which are important aspects of my job that I love and that just can not be replicated online dancing on your own in the living room, a fact that I’ve had to get over, however, I know this will pass, I know and we’ll do all of the above again, I’m sure, but in the meantime………
Well, having received the most amazing and somewhat overwhelming responses to my live stream the other day, I get the feeling you want more and I want to try and give you just that. My reluctance (otherwise known as burying my head in the sand), by the way, apart from the emotional stuff earlier described, has been nothing other than wanting to get it right if I am to go down this route and I’m challenging myself to at least give it a go.
So here’s how it’s going to go. You won’t be surprised to know that financially I have taken a hit….. a big one (another head burying in the sand situation going on here) and unfortunately, to just do lots of live video streams of my Sofunk routines that I’ve spent so much time on over the last 18 months is probably not the most sensible business move, so I’m going to have to lock everything down (may as well follow the governments lead). The plan is then to
- Set up a private Sofunk® online group that you can request to join,
- Videos will be posted to this page
- You will be asked to pay a small amount to view videos
- Video’s will be available for several hours after airing for you to follow if you’re not able to join live or if you just want to go again.
- I’ll set something up for people not on facebook if you want to let friends know
Does it sounds like I’ve got this sewn up? Well, not quite, but I have been talking to some people, getting as much advise and information and will deliver this in the best way possible, unsurprisingly the bit in front of the camera is the easiest part for me, it’s the technology that I need to get right . Start date? to be confirmed but coming soon.
I hope you’ll continue to join me, your support as always means so much and I hope that those of you that now have the opportunity to join me will do so too.
Your comments and feedback as always also means so much,