Several years ago, I caught a glimpse at my doctor’s notes in my chart. Mine didn’t say “difficult patient” like Elaine in that one Seinfeld Episode, but I was equally confused and offended by a statement in mine:
Bones and joints unremarkable.
Um, excuse me?! I think my bones and joints are VERY remarkable! I jest about my offense, of course. As Mr. T pointed out, in the medical world, that is probably a compliment (and since Lui’s birth, my joints are probably now medically remarkable). But “unremarkable” feels offensive.
We all want to be remarkable
Most of us know we’re not going to be the next Adele, Michael Phelps, Alan Turing, or Oprah. But we all want to be a remarkable version of ourselves. Indeed, Simone Biles said it best when she said:
I’m not the next Usain Bolt or Michael Phelps.
I’m the first Simone Biles
So what would a remarkable Maggie Banks look like?
A Tornado of Passions
I like to do a lot of things. I love to create and perform. I love to play and experience. As you are all well aware by now, I also love to write and research and I’m passionate about money.
The past few months, I’ve been concocting a very exciting combination of those three passions in my mind. Thanks to my dear programming husband (and opensource software), this crazy idea is turning into a reality.
I am really excited to put all my passions and skills to use to see where this leads!
No, I’m not launching any new and exciting businesses. I’m not selling anything. So what am I doing?
I need your help!
On Wednesday, I will be launching a large-scale study. The link will be posted on the blog and I will be leaving it as the top post until I return after the holidays on January 9 (when I will post my December plan update).
What Can You do?
Friends, I ask two things of you:
- Take the survey yourself – it really isn’t long, I promise. It will take between 5-10 minutes (depending on how much you write in the 2 open ended questions posed).
- Share the survey far and wide! In order for this study to be valid, I need a large sample size. My goal is to get 1000 people to take it by the end of February and a total of 3000 by August. I can’t do this without your help! If you have a blog, share the link. If you have social media, post the link!
“A survey?!” you’re thinking. “You’re this excited about a dumb survey?” I know. Everyone hates surveys. They’re annoying. But this one has the potential to become something important. The results are going to determine a direction and I’m excited to share what I learn when I get enough responses! Why so many people? Statistical significance! I want this to be a real enough study that it means something!
So thank you, friends, in advance, for taking an annoying survey to help me with my next project. It turns out, our lives are not remarkable alone. And I thank you for helping be a part of the remarkable life of Maggie Banks. See you Wednesday!