In the life of this little company, today was a pretty momentous day.
We signed the lease to a new office space.
Yep, this ranks right up there in the pantheon of scary decisions with Kim quitting her safe, dependable, benefits-laden job. And when I wrote this post over FIVE years ago, I had NO idea that it would take so long to move the business into a “real” office. It’s not that I don’t enjoy working out of my home, but the Big Closet is about to stage a revolt and I barely remember what it’s like to have a bedroom just for sleeping.
That’s the thing about chasing dreams, though. You never know how they’ll turn out. If I knew seven years ago when I started this business that it would take this long to move into a bigger office, I may have hesitated, or not even started. (But that would only be if I didn’t know if the business would also have me traveling the country and seeing cool new places with my bride.)
Yep, when chasing a dream, there are all sorts of unexpected surprises along the way. Some things happen fast. Other things happen slow. I just get up every day thinking that today could be the day something really cool happens.
So I guess today was one of those days.
The space is super cool; not one of those Adultitis-ridden cube farms with florescent lighting and grey walls. No sir. We’ll be moving into a renovated 100-year-old house right in the heart of Madison. Lots of windows, wood floors, and even a neat front porch. We’ve been negotiating terms for months (thanks for the help, TJ and Carlo!) and we won’t officially move in ’till August 1st. There is much work to be done between now and then.
I can hardly wait, but I know it’ll go fast. I’m just excited that finally, we’ll have a room just for boxes, a table just for packaging orders, and a bedroom just for sleeping.
Katie Baird says
Congratulations. I am excited for you. Been reading your blog since the last ProBlogger contest and enjoy your chronicles. BTW, I sure have met a lot of wonderfully creative types who are from Madison over the years!
I would personally flip to be able to work (or live!) in that space. Love houses like that.
Phil Gerbyshak says
Congrats Jason and Kim! You deserve all the greatness that’s coming your way! Whoo-hoo! Can’t wait to come visit and check out the new digs. Bye bye closet!! :)
Congrats! Glad it’s a done deal. Jim and I will look forward to the tour :)
Lisa Braithwaite says
Great news! Congratulations, youse guys!
Thanks, guys! For those of you who are close, we’re thinking about some sort of open house when it’s all finished…
Yeah!!! Congratulations on your new digs. What a fantastic milestone. Can’t wait to see it next time we are in your neck of the woods.