The guy I spoke to today already knew what spiritual direction is, which was a plus, and he got very excited about the specific plans for my practice as well as my already-developed ideas for marketing. He said that he definitely thinks there's a market for me.
The next step is for me to write a business plan and get back to see him to review it. I've given myself a two-week deadline.
I can't tell you how encouraging it was to have a total stranger become so engaged and enthusiastic about my plans and ideas -- and he assured me that he usually has a lot more questions about the viability of peoples' plans. He thinks I have a clear vision, a good understanding of business, and good ideas.
And it's sunny out.
And we get to have Mom's pot roast for dinner tonight.
Today is a very good day.