Captain’s Log 5,715
Sometimes, we are tougher than we can ever imagine. Sometimes, experience is the key to dealing with all the trials and tribulations and those nasty curve balls that life is said to throw.
Indeed. I was trained well.
Brazen and true. I want this shirt!
I started one of my big projects yesterday by hiring four people as consultants! YAY! I need special nun training to get through this one. It’s huge! It’s got a production budget of $250,000. We got $40,000 just to figure out how we are going to do it. I hired on a grantwriter, a stage designer, a team of composers, and a logistics specialist to work with our graphics designer and myself to see how we can launch this rocket off the pad. I have never ever EVER been at the helm of anything this magnificent. I also never dreamed it would get funded because it’s very much off the wall and trust me, no other auto museum in the world has ever attempted such a thing.
A trip to Mannheim, Germany is probably in the cards as well. It’s all part of this project. The logistics manager does huge projects all over San Diego, so I will probably take this trip with him. He is funny and irreverent. I can see it all now. Oh dear.
This is all part of a very crazy job that is hard for me to explain. Some museum directors sit behind desks and run museums. That is not my style. I prefer to think up different exhibits and programs that make people think, have fun, question, and contribute to the process. I want people to feel like they are an integral piece of the museum’s mission and purpose.
The workings of museums is changing. It used to be………
This is what we have and you need to learn about it and be satisfied. And by the way, keep your voice down. Show some respect.
And this is the philosophy now.
Become part of the story. Immerse yourself in memory and questions. Dig in. Make it real for you. Laugh. Have fun. Make noise.
So the gate is open and it’s time to saddle up the ponies for the next adventure. Yes, the Confederacy had come close to pushing me away forever, but truth and justice prevailed and I am back and quite content to manage the people and the projects again. It’s amazing what a little attitude adjustment in the right places can achieve.