These past few weeks have been a whirlwind in the best sense. My wife and I packed up all of our belongings and moved back to Chicago from Orange County, California. This was an immense deal for us personally because it means we are both turning new chapters in our storybook of life. As you all may know, we began our entrepreneurial journeys in California with the intention of following our dreams and passions, so our move was both physical and metaphorical. We moved away from conventional career wisdom and tradition towards our own paths.
After my wife graduated last month, we spent a lot of time in reflection, taking stock of our accomplishments on this leg of our journey, and thinking about what we want to achieve going forward. This is an exercise I hadn’t done lately. I’ve been so focused on tasks and to-dos; I realized I hadn’t taken a step back to see how far we’ve come as a business. Certainly, we still have a ways to go, with many obstacles standing in our way, but there has definitely been progress. For example, I have been able to carve out the foundation for our supply chain in California, which including five different service organizations, ranging from cutting to finishing and washing.
Ultimately, I hope we can all agree there comes a time when we need to take a step back, and reflect on how far we have come. This helps us acknowledge and appreciate our own hard work and effort. Surely, there will always be work to do and more goals to achieve but taking a moment to give yourself a little pat on the back is healthy and essential for your future growth and motivation. I know it was for me.
Please share below some of your most recent accomplishments and reflection on your growth. We would love to hear your story and support you on your journey as well. Remember, that charting your own course is a long and arduous ride. It will take time; energy and a lot of effort so don’t expect an overnight miracle. Take care and for those of you in the United States, happy belated 4th of July!
During our last week, we stopped by Disney’s California Adventure Park since we had never been. I, personally, am not very fond of rollercoasters but it was a welcome distraction from packing boxes. More importantly, I thought that the name of the park was especially relevant to us as we wound down our very own California Adventure.
“Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.” – Psalm 119:105 ESV