Friday, May 25, 2007

Gettin' philosophical on yo' *BLEEP*!

Ok, ok... I'm sorry about the lack of posts. I can't believe it's been two weeks. These weeks are flying by in flashes, and here I am once again saying, "I can't believe it's Friday already!" I'm not complaining... it means I'm engaged, busy, occupied. I remember way back when, in a former life, sitting in a cube, watching the clock tick by, knowing that life is too short to want the clock to speed up, but praying for 5 o'clock anyway. That's how I knew cube life was not for me. And is probably one of the many reasons that we're here, along this path, now. That, and Montessori school. Even by five years old my "report cards" were stressing my independent streak... I've never been a big fan of "the man".

Miguel grew up with small business-owning parents, so the idea of us opening this shop might not have been so totally "out there" for him, especially since he had already been working independently in the design business for years. But I grew up taught that "the path" was to go get a good, secure, professional "job" (meaning career). Which, despite my independent streak, I ended up doing, though I did try to do it my own way... trying to figure out how to change the system from within. But ultimately, the cube thing might have killed it for me (or maybe it was the khakis?). Of course I probably wouldn't have lasted as long as I did if I hadn't felt like I was making a difference, affecting sustainability policy. And the travel was nice too. But I digress. Point is... big lifestyle changes for us. Big.

So now we're creating our own "path"... one where we can be present, and not mentally trying to speed up the clock so we can be somewhere else. Designing our lives, so to speak.

In any case, we are definitely marching towards our opening date... now hovering somewhere within the month of July. Lots still to do.

More updates with pics later today. Promise!

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