I often wonder why I own a grocery store. It's really weird.
And not only that, but why would I want to own a business at all?! Everyone knows it's crazy.
There is an organized, multi-tasking, restless, project-tackling, side of me that embraces this venture like it's a no-brainer.
But there's also the reclusive, anxious, private, paranoid side that doesn't want the weight of responsibility or feeling over-exposed, that wakes up in a cold sweat at night wondering what the heck I'm doing.
Sometimes I have to spell out the positives, so I don't totally panic over the ridiculousness of it all.
1. It doesn't take much for us to do OK. The overhead in this store is very low, so the potential to be successful is relatively good. Selling groceries isn't lucrative but I believe it can be sustainable because of our small size.
2. It's my She Shack. We live in a very small house. And because we are trying to be responsible grown-ups, we will be for a little while longer. This store is a nice, quiet, clean place to hang out where I (or my husband) have some breathing room and an office space.
3. It really is a fun adventure. As much trouble as starting a business is, it's also been a great ride.
I've gotten closer to my husband, gained newfound respect for him, and increased gratitude for his amazing support and embracing of this venture. . For our next journey, I think I'll let him pick.
4. I actually have more time with my kids. I'm not sure how that worked out but despite being busier, we have much more time together. Even though the store is our hideaway, it's also really kid-friendly and fun to hang with the kiddos at. We've all adjusted to this surreal grocer life quite nicely.