my sweet husband just left to go drive into the city for a late night meeting with his fellow computer conscious coworkers. And then he's just going to stay the night there because he has to wake up super early to keep going. They have some crazy interview tomorrow in which they only have 10 minutes to impress the panties off of a bunch of people in an effort to make it into this elite group for startups.
So we've been business owners for about the past 5 years but for some reason I always hesitated calling my husband an entrepreneur because I felt as though that title was intended for those crazy guys that come up with random ideas and scream at the top of their lungs on infomercials and somehow people fall for it and end up buying junk they had no idea they needed 10 minutes previously (I am totally one of these people).
I've since come to realize that this is not the case an entrepreneur is someone who loves the challenge of dedicating their lives to something that they KNOW will be the next best thing. And they believe so strongly in that idea that they will work endless amounts of hours without any gurantee that in a year they will be working on the same project. Maybe the job has benefits and maybe it doesn't. But either way it really doesn't matter because what have you gained if you haven't even tried. I now know my husband is an Entrepreneur.
When Cahlan left Enspark (previously Sharp Media) and began working for K12 it was awesome for me! Not only did that mean we would have a stable income but it also meant that Cahlan would work 9-5! We were making great income and had AMAZING benefits. Like seriously any kind of benefit you could possibly think of. That lasted for 2 months. Then one day Cahlan sent me a text message that said "how would you feel about moving to San Francisco?" To which I replied "WHAT?!" then he explained that he was just looking at a new startup in San Francisco called UNDRIP.
Now see a couple of weeks before this little texting exchange happened Cahlan told me that he loved K12. They were an amazing company to work for and the stability was amazing and he was definately working with some people that he could learn so much from. But then he saw this possible opportunity to live the startup dream.
So after about 10 minutes of looking stuff up about UNDRIP (like this video) and Mick Hagen (the CEO). I sent him a text message that said "Let's do it." This was all before Cahlan had even talked to Mick or anything. I had no idea what would happen. But I figured, hey we're still young and we have young kids what better time to do it than now.
I love my husband and I think he's like the smartest person ever. And he has always taken care of us and made sure that we have everything we need. He sometimes works until 2 am (last night with 9 am church this morning, my hero) and although I could not sit at a computer for that long he does it because he is so passionate about what he does. But he amazes me because even with that he still somehow manages to make myself and our babies feel special, loved and so important.
I remember early on when I was a new mommy at some point I talked about going back to work for financial reasons to which he replied "If you feel the need to work then that means I'm not working hard enough."
I don't know if what we're doing here will set us up for life or even the next couple of years. And honestly it really doesn't matter because in the end we can't say we didn't try. But we're having a blast and it's an adventure. We're living in the coolest place and meeting some amazing people. I don't know if I have some type of disorder that doesn't allow me to think practically or what but I have my husband and my kiddos and my faith and anything beyond that is just stuff. "Come what may and love it."