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My beautiful flower babe 🌼
Arlo turned 3 months old a couple days ago and we have had a busy past couple days. Arlo is already growing out of his 3-6 month clothes, so idk what is in my breastmilk but clearly some magic lol!
But yes, two days something amazing happened... We sold our coffee stand!
A little backstory:
Feb. 2014 @inthelifeofbenson and I were 19 years old when his parents gave us their drive-thru coffee kiosk on the campus of the University of Oregon. We didn't know what we were doing but we had so many ideas and a passion to work for ourselves. I had just dropped out of college, and wanted to redirect my energy. For the 3 years we were in business, we did alright, but knew we could do better and then we got quickly burnt out. We're both introverts so working in the shop was extra exhausting having all that human interaction, and then the work didn't stop once we got home so it was a lot. We also didn't have more than $1,000 to make changes to and buy inventory for the kiosk, so we racked up some debt which was normal for business but discouraging to us.
After 3 years the University announced plans to build a science campus right on top of us, and honestly we were glad to finally have a way out. At first we started looking for a different location, and spent 1.5 years looking with no luck, while also trying to sell the stand and its contents. Well, on Tuesday we finally found the right [awesome] people to buy it and I feel so good about passing it on to a new family that is super excited to start up the business again. They're taking it out of town and I think that will help with its success.
It's bittersweet, but I really love letting go of the things in my life that are no longer serving me and passing them on to others who might benefit from them! Ever since I became pregnant for some reason that's what I've been doing, and I have gotten rid of so much stuff and I still have so much more to let go of. I would much rather do things than have things. What's next for us, I'm not quite sure yet but we have two new business ideas that I now have some funding for so things are going really great right now. And this baby... 😍