It means that you are finally willing to admit that you don't know whether the good things in your life are a result of stubborn hard work or pure blind luck.
It means that, although you may be toeing the line of settling into an average life of doing things you don't really love doing, you are still just crazy enough to think you can have it all.
And it means that the aformentioned craziness has worked out just enough times in your life to make you believe in it.
(It also technically means that you are okay with made-up word combinations, even though such acceptance has also led to the existence of the word "labradoodle." It's called collateral damage, people.)
Happenchance is why we're friends in the first place. We met about five million different times and, after being apparently quite indifferent to each other for a while, finally took the time to talk. Five minutes later, we were best friends for life and this was happening.
We're kind of decisive like that. Which can lead to some kind of crazy ideas being adopted and quickly becoming the most rational things we've ever heard of. It's taken us from jobs together in a New York ad agency to rat-infested youth hostels across Europe to sleeping on each other's floors.
And it's landed us here with our current venture.
We're starting a stationery company. Together. In the middle of the worst economic clusterf*&% in recent history. And we're pretty excited about it.
This blog is mostly for ourselves and our family and friends who keep asking, "What are you doing, again?" But it's also for anyone who has seen people do things that they really are passionate about and wondered if it was possible for them. That's us, right now. We're wondering the exact same thing. And we're all going to see together if we can do it. We promise to provide honest posts every day about each aspect of our experience, from the practical to the personal. We hope you'll join us for the ride.
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