Just before our recent trip to California my Happy Playces Instagram Account was “disabled!” Basically, I just couldn’t log in!! I don’t know if you’ve ever had to reach out to Instagram, but if you’re lucky you get an email response which asks you to take a picture of yourself holding a special code. I did this several times with no luck. After which, it took me a minute to realize I was going to have to let go of the idea of getting my original Happy Playces account back. I was going to be on track to start a NEW account.
Simultaneously, I was personally getting ready for ACL reconstructive surgery and unbeknownst to me would be starting over in a physical way. So here I sit reflecting on how to rebuild my Happy Playces Instagram and rebuild the physical state of my leg.
Looking back I think about the beginning of our Happy Playces brand. We weren’t quite sure where or what Happy Playces was going to be? Then I started the Podcast and through the series of my first couple guests watched God mold and shape Happy Playces to what it is.
You hear people say we shouldn’t measure the success of our brand by numbers, because even if it’s just one person being touched or influenced by Happy Playces ~ that’s all that matters. Our goal is to encourage and influence others to find their Happy Playce in everyday living ~ either through a picture, a post, or hearing stories through our podcast!
So here we are starting over! We’re excited to watch God guide and shape Happy Playces and help rebuild us to our Happy Playce!
Physically at the same time, I am rebuilding my strength and flexibility in my knee. I am telling you it is hard!! Hard to stay on my exercises and work to regain complete mobility. If all goes well I will be running by end of July. Running in full motion about the time I expect to have Happy Playces up and “running!” Is there a reason this is all happening at the same time? I don’t know ~ but what I do know is that in both situations if I work hard and persevere; the outcome will be beautiful!!
We have some fun trips planned for this summer and I have some great Podcast guests ready to share their stories! I’m excited to repost some of our favorite pictures of various Happy Playces and experiences! Thanks for being on this journey with us and for sharing our brand with others in hopes of helping everyone find their Happy Playce in life!!!