Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Forging Through

Hello crepey people.

How are you today? It's a beautiful day here in Des Moines, despite the fact that Des Moines has left me stressed out! Bored! Lost all appetite...KIDDING! Come on people, nothing is that bad to make me lose my appetite. Nobody here to play with (at least not for a couple more weeks until school is officially out and everyone will be home). Yes, it can get a little lonely here in the Gateway to the West--wait, isn't that St. Louis? Oh well. Yes, even the crepe stand has been stressing me out a bit, mostly because of the extensive permitting and licensing involved in opening any business. Plus, need I remind you, I'm doing this primarily by myself.

My dad keeps telling me that I need to ask for help in whatever it may be that is leaving me feeling conflicted. Today, I had lunch with one of my dad's good friends, and the source of inception of the crepe stand, Tom Swartwood. He guided me through the licensing process and made me feel better about the profitability of this venture (because, yes, this thing is not being paid for by Tom's or daddy's checkbook--it needs to be sustainable).

So, even though two days ago I was ready to hang my hat, with Tom's guidance, I have decided to go ahead and forge on. I've had too much support and encouragement for this thing to give up on it so close to "game time." We have exactly one month left and I think we'll be needing every minute of these thirty...or is it thirty one?...days.

One thing google doesn't have an answer for: what do I do next?



  1. Just stumbled upon your blog because of the crepe posting. Kudos to you for making crepes and blogging about it! Best wishes to you.

  2. Wow that's amazing! Thank you for the support. I just visited your site--so cool! If you're ever in Des Moines, you'll have to come find me. :)