4 years ago today Beyond Bingo came into being! Beyond Bingo is the name of my Consulting firm, which specializes in programming and engagement for all seniors, with a specialization in those living with Alzheimer's disease.
From that first local consulting client to today's 60+; from that Chicago only beginning to now Illinois, Wisconsin, New York, Maryland and Virginia with New Jersey and Florida coming onboard in 2018.
I've graduated from my first SCORE mentor to a new pair of mentors, have a retired pro helping me get my filing in hand (I am very bad at filing, just ask her!!) and with SCORE's help in connection with a couple local colleges I am seeking at least one intern, a couple trademarks and taking this whole adventure onto its next incarnation in the next 12 months.
I am regularly exhausted, but happy as a clam.
I do miss some of the fun things I would like to do, but not enough to give up my current journey.
I love every smile and every creation that startles its creator with just how great it turned out, when they were sure they could not paint.
I love that painting simple images with all these amazing folks has been as good, if not better, for my artistic skills than heading back to art school would have been.
It has been totally worth every minute of time, all the effort, everything I had to turn down or postpone, and all the challenges, hurdles and fears.
Happy Birthday Beyond Bingo!! Here's to the next 4 years and Beyond! <3. #colleenkoziara #beyondbingo #alzheimers #adrd #seniorprogramming #elders #memorycare #assistedliving #leadingage #americansocietyonaging #wholelifewellness #yogajp #yogavista #acrylicpainting #murals #paintingforhealth #creativity #creativityforallages - 2 years ago