Saturday, December 26, 2009

What a Year...

I have been writing blogs in my head for several weeks now, but havent had a chance to put pen to paper- or fingers to keys:). I was doing some work online and happened across a blog post by the Frugal Millionairess ( that referenced the article about me in October's issue of Forbes- Inspirational Entrepreneurs. Apparently I am one; and as such, bear and embrace the responsibility to insire, support and give to others. Hence my post.

Last weekend, I was honored to donate keyboards to an organization called Variety, a children's charity ( They do wonderful things for children in need. It was a wonderful moment.

This blog has been so many things- a vehicle of sharing about my journey, a source of information and more. Sometimes, I want to review children's technology products and reinforce how myPC is superior to them in so many ways. Other times, I want to rant and vent about the frustrations of being an entrepreneur or cheer about the joys. Most times, I just yearn for the time to sit down and communicate with you. I mean, we released a 2nd generation enhanced Stage I myPC keyboard and I HAVEN'T HAD A CHANCE TO EVEN TELL YOU ABOUT IT!! Case in point;)- this is what happens when you dont have a PR budget, lol.

In the words of the Frugal Millionairess: "...And so I remind myself Elizabeth Tarpley didn't start out seeing her company's goods at the stores she shopped in, nor did Martha Stewart or anyone else. I'm going to guess there were some business plans along the way that needed some serious refining, but the thing is they hunkered down and kept at it."

Yes, Eileen- I hunkered...and hunkered...and hunkered. I am still hunkering. But I guess that's the moral of the story after all, isn't it?

I look forward to the new year that is upon us and despite the highs and the lows, am grateful for the year which has passed.

Today, I just want to say thank you to all of those who have supported TTS and myPC- from our staff to the bloggers, our awesome UIC grad students, our customers, and the believers. Sometimes life works in an odd way- because it is really all of you that inspire me- that keeps this wheel churning and that leave me NO choice but to fight for my dreams.

Happy Holidays and Happy New Year, my friends. There is so much more to come from me, myPC, and Targeted Technology Solutions...
Look out world!