Last night Pat and I went to get dinner and we were talking about the business. We were discussing how well everything was going and how promising things look for the future. I took a minute to think and asked him, “how did we get to this place?” He quickly reminded me of long nights and hard work. That wasn’t my point, I know HOW we got to where we are today, it’s just crazy to me that we did. Not that we’re “there” by any means; wherever “there” is…
I’ve always wanted to do something creative and always wanted to own my own business but never thought I could actually do it. Self doubt always got in my way! I even took entrepreneurship classes in college and endless business classes but always shrugged it off as a pipe dream. Now, here we are actually doing it. I do know one thing for sure, I couldn’t do anything without Pat by my side. It’s not always easy working side by side with your spouse but 98.5% of the time, it is so nice to have each other to lean on.
So, even though I always want to do better, be better and always keep growing, today I’ll actually allow myself to be happy with how we’ve gotten here. That’s not something I do very often…or heck, even ever! It’s something we should all do once in awhile. Just stop and think about how far you’ve come instead of where you’re not. It’s definitely not easy, but worth it!
Patty O and I, in one of our 98.5% moments!
Photo by Deborah Zoe.