Lordy Lord – Pressure! Competition in we tail!
September 26, 2006
I thought I was alone in this fight but I was wrong. I was excited because I was certain that I would be bringing something new and needed to T&T with Trinidad Junction. But today, the bubble burst. Read on, I’ll tell you why in a few sentences.
The idea for Trinidad Junction grew out of something deeply personal and has now evolved into a movement that many can relate to and want to be a part of. Although I designed and developed the website on my own, I’ve felt a growing need to involve more and more people. Part of this need has come out of necessity – I have a job that takes up most of my day, so time is a scarce resource – but the other part of it comes from my desire to work with others, bounce ideas between a group of like-minded individuals and work with supremely talented people towards something positive, a common goal. But I digress…
I called my mother this evening to ask for advice (she’s good with that…most mothers are I guess) and was stunned when she mentioned a recent article in the Express that featured a website with a similar mission. It’s called Caribbean Arts Village and is run by a girl I used to dance with. For a second I was bummed out. I thought, “All that work for nothing…I just wasted a whole lot of time and energy developing an idea that I thought was unique and now I find out I have a twin who I never knew about. Plus on top of all that, my twin lives in Trinidad and I’m here in NY. It’s all over!”
But all of a sudden, I snapped out of it almost as quickly as I fell into my temporary depression. Why? Well, business school has left an analytical imprint on my psyche so I immediately began to rationalize, trying to put a positive spin on the situation. Having competition is a good thing. Right?! Of course it is! It’ll only make the girls and I (oh yeah, I have girls now!) work harder and in the end, the finished product will be totally awesome! — well, at least I hope that’s the case.
If you’ve been reading this blog since the beginning, I’d like to take this opportunity to thank you for sticking with it. If I was with TRIBE, I’d give you a TLC (that’s a TRIBE Loyalty Card for those of you who aren’t tuned into the Trinidad Carnival Madness) but since I don’t why don’t you send me an email at nikkia@trinidadjunction or comment here and introduce yourselves. I’d like to thank you personally for your ongoing support.