It was 5pm-ish Thursday, October 21, 2010.
The phone rang.
“I have some bad news”
“My position was eliminated”
I started to cry. We knew that this was coming. We knew we needed to plan for this. But it wasn’t supposed to happen so quickly. It wasn’t supposed to happen now. We weren’t ready.
He explained about the package and how long he’d be compensated for.
I was still crying. What were we going to do? The package he was offered would help us for a bit. We had some time to figure things out.
And finally I uttered the words, “We’ll be okay. We’ll figure it out.”
That was 1 year ago.
Once the tears stopped falling. Once fog lifted. Big Daddy Kreativ was born.
Emails were sent. Phone calls were made. And everyone who we could think of was told that Craig wouldn’t be looking for a new job, but would be working hard to build his business.
And build it he did!
He now has over 11,000 followers on and over 770 fans on . He has worked with some amazing clients from across Canada and continues to make new connections everyday!
Now I cry tears of joy!
It think back over this last year and some of the amazing things that have happened …
… t-shirts for @cocktaildeeva, #TiaraArmy (@those2girls, @1ofthose2girls), @jasondyk (to name a few)
… seeing Craig speaking at the #140ConfONT and loving the infectious energy it creates (Thanks, @jeffpulver)
… seeing that he’s busy designing some fun products for people; helping their businesses
… seeing him evolve from not knowing what a tweet-up is to running them with @kitestring, @troyclaus, and @dannybrown
… meeting so many awesome people (I’d list them all but I’d be so afraid of missing someone…you know who you are)
I am so thankful of those twitter friends who have become amazing friends in real life and have become great supporters of Big Daddy Kreativ. Knowing that people love Craig as much as I do (…almost…) is amazing.
I’ve always known how talented he is. At the previous job, he wasn’t able to use his talents to the fullest. Now he has spread his wings and is soaring!