Friday, December 30, 2011


Well, I haven't yet succeeded at getting what people call a "real job"... I find I have troubles going back in to the places I've applied to check in. I mean, what do you say to them? "Hi... I applied... do I have a job yet?" Honestly, they're busy people, I understand, so I don't see why you should go in over and over and ask them about the job. If I was hiring people, I'd find that to be very annoying. Ugh... getting sidetracked...

But on the topic that I'm really wanting to talk about - my own business! Yes, I know, I'm 17, you say. ONLY 17. Well shush, because this is true - I own a business! Now, that might sound impressive, but before you jump to any conclusions, first remember that owning a business is far different than getting customers. I learned that very quickly.

The way it all began:
After getting inspired by a woman who owns multiple businesses and started her first business at the age of 12, I decided to create my own. I've always had an entrepreneurial spirit, have been interested in writing, and had discovered a knack for editing years ago. As for the future, I wanted to get into the editing/publishing business. And so, it only made sense to create my own editing service. And that's just what I did.

My business so far, in the four months of its existence, has had one customer: my mother. You can laugh if you want. I always do. The whole marketing thing is harder than it seems. I created a Facebook page for my business, a Twitter (which, by the way, I hate), put multiple free ads in yellow pages, Craigslist, link and banner swaps, etc. And I've finally got on another advertising kick, which brought me to you - blogging! Yeah, I'm not going to lie to you all... I created this blog in the hopes of getting some more connections to the internet world, connections to customers. I'm getting a little desperate for customers. I mean, I have college to save up for!

On a very seemingly random, but actually relevant side-note, I have an addiction to World of Warcraft. Har har, laugh away. I'm a girl. I play WoW. I'm a nerd. It's okay. I've dealt with it. But the last time I played was a year ago... I tried to quit... but I've really gotten to start missing it a lot. And I want to play again! So here's where it becomes relevant... I decided that, if I work hard enough and get customers, as in, a continuous flow of them, then I will reward myself  by signing up for WoW again.

And this reward is digging at me, making me work even harder to get customers. So hopefully it'll work this time around!

A Grey Mind, signing off.

Deja Vu?

If you've had deja vu before, you should know what I'm talking about. Some people find it scary, some people just ignore it, and some people enjoy it and find it to be very fascinating. None of you know me well enough to probably guess which one of those people I am... so, I'll just give you this one... I'm the third person! And I just had deja vu in editing my blog's template.

So here's my view on deja vu...
It's either in the part of the brain we don't have access to that we can store future events.... or it's some kind of otherworldly thing that is given to us on occasion. But deja vu is some kind of magical happening, and I can only feel so lucky to be a part of it every now and again. It makes me smile to think that I was picked to see the future, even momentarily. I mean, if deja vu came around more often, then it wouldn't be so special, now would it?

What's your take on deja vu? How often would you say you've had deja vu?

A Grey Mind, signing off.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

First Post!

Wow! I guess this means I have a blog? It's been a long while since I've used one of these...

Well, hello to all you blogging people! I'm Mikaela Pederson, and I hope you'll welcome me to your humble internet abode! I plan to blog about the random things I think of, see, want to do in the future, etc. Basically, I'll just write about what's on my mind - a grey mind. Some of you may find it interesting, or perhaps not, that's okay. I thought it would be a good way to get out there, do some different kind of interneting (yes, I know that's not a real word), write, help my online business a little, and maybe even find some other interesting people!

Thank you for reading.
A Grey Mind, signing off.