Life is too short to do just one thing, especially when you are a creative person who loves to learn, believes you can accomplish anything, and enjoys sharing your knowledge and experience with others.
Before I became a full-time mom in 1995, I worked in corporate America in various industries which allowed me to gain a variety of experience including writing and editing, website design, marketing, technical skills, facilities management and even a bit of teaching.
In 2005 when I created my own web design company, I wanted to come up with a name that represented who I was. I also wanted to make sure people knew that I was a sole proprietor and that I didn't have a multi-employee design firm. It was just me. After much brainstorming, the name One Dot made sense. Read on if you are interested in the story behind the name.
In 1991, after I had been dating my husband for several months, I began asking what he thought our future was. I pretty much knew he felt the same way I did and that we would get married. He joked and said I needed to "earn" his last name, O'Neill. Over the next several months, he started out by calling me Nancy O. Then it became Nancy On, and soon I was Nancy One. We had lots of fun playing the silly game. Not too long after, I asked when I would get the "i." Little did I realize then but his response would become my eventual company brand. He said that he wasn't ready to give the full letter "i" but I had earned the dot above the "i." For the next several months, my nickname was Nancy One Dot. And so it goes . . .
If you are wondering how long it took to get the rest of the letters one at a time, well, I never did. I went from Nancy One Dot straight to Nancy O'Neill in a matter of months. And we're living happily ever after in southern California with our son.