Val’s finally using the easel I got her for Christmas. #art #painting #spring #springhassprung
Went outside to enjoy coffee this beautiful #Easter morning and got taken down by a massive muscle spasm. Rather than go back to bed, I’m laying out on the porch with ice on my back, enjoying the breeze and warm sun. #backproblems #backprobs #backpain #backpains
The fire in the chimney got a wee little bit out of control. #grill #smoke #springhassprung #spring #cooking
These were the best burgers I’ve grilled in a while. #grill #spring #springhassprung
I helped Val make a garment rack out of steel pipe… well, she did all the work… okay, I WATCHED Val make a garment rack out of steel pipe today. #diy #diyproject #nailedit
It was a year ago that Val and I made a decision that would change our lives. Hard to believe it’s already been a year. I can still remember how tentative everything was, how there seemed to be these contradicting sensations of both unbounded optimism and total non-permenance. I know I’ve made a lot of mistakes, but none of them has stamped out what has become a successful business.
No, we’re not driving Lexus SUVs and living on a horse farm outside of Lexington (yet), but one year in and our business is completely debt-free and has been for eleven of the past twelve months. I’m prouder of that fact than I ever could be of any fancy SUV.
So, what has owning this business taught me? Continue reading “What I’ve Learned in My First Year as a Business Owner”