Some days I think to myself "the next person to ask me one more time when we are going to open upstairs...I swear!! I may just calmly put down my tools, walk out the front door, get in my car and go home." You know that feeling? The feeling of excitement and anticipation but yet pure and utter frustration and panic? Its like being pregnant and having people who keep approaching you in the END of your 9th month..."awwww, just look at YOU! You look like your ready to have a baby!! When is your due date? How far along are you? Do you know what your having? You look miserable. Oh honey. How ya doin?" Or the all time kicker: "OMG, your STILL pregnant?!" Ya...starting a business is kinda the same. Matter of fact, no joke, I keep referring to this as our "business baby". Its like: you plan for this and think to yourselves "YESSS!! This is a great idea! We can make this work. I want this so bad! It's gonna be absolutely amazing and I can't wait. Yes!! Lets do this!!" Then as your coming toward the end it's like "well...uh...here we are...we can't just take it back...but are we sure we're ready for this?...I mean, Im excited and all but YIKES...here we are...uh...uh...yikes...well...I guess...um...sure...here we go..." LOL. Yep. "Business Baby" And yes, it's the end of the 9th month (figuratively) and, as construction is rounding the finish line, we are standing in the midst of what will soon be perfection. The vision is unfolding and it's absolutely breathtaking. So to answer all those questions we ask ourselves in the end of the 9th month: Yes, here we go. Yes, we are ready. Yes, we are excited. Yes. Yes. Just yes.
Perfection takes time. We are not in a rush to simply just "get this up and running". We have a very clear vision of how we want The Union Knot to look, to feel...to simply "be". That's something we are not willing to compromise on. Personally, I have been saying that upstairs will be opening in the spring. I like using that as a date because its not an actual date. (or maybe because Im a wee bit sarcastic and it's what saves me from putting down my tools and driving home) Spring can be March but it can also be the end of June. So until the final hour, when that water breaks and it's "go time", we are moving forward with our eyes focused, head held high, one foot in front of the other. We will get there. Until then, when asked when our baby is due, the answer you will get is: