Category Archives: Blogs

The Grass is Always Greener, Part I

The grass is always greener. He has this. She has that. I want it instead of what I currently have. I own a small business, and the grass is always greener. This is not about how owning a small business, … Continue reading

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I think I died two Aprils ago

I think I died two Aprils ago. I stepped on a plane headed for California as if nothing would change, and when I woke up, everything was new, and everything old was suddenly gone. I left my friends and colleagues … Continue reading

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Stress Level, Small Business Owner

Late last week I received a photo via text message of the bathroom in my cafe. The bathroom had been vandalized, and the caption on the text read, “this just happened”. Someone was either eerily tall, or standing on the … Continue reading

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Cancer isn’t mine

At age 18 I suffered a mental breakdown and spent brief amounts of time in both juvenile and adult psychiatric wards. Eighteen months later I was a stronger person. I felt years beyond my age and I compared nearly all … Continue reading

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For the Love of Coffee

I’ve put everything I have into this business. Financially, I put nearly everything in, but I’m referring to my actual self. When people visit Bay Coffee they are essentially experiencing a piece of me. I’ve put all I have to … Continue reading

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Living my Dream as a Small Business Owner

I never knew how much work owning a café entailed until I owned a café. I had never managed people and inventory, the two components of the business that continue to be the most difficult. I had worked in food … Continue reading

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Born Again

I often feel like the chemo killed me, like I’ve awoken into a second life of dreams and second chances. Prior to my cancer I wanted to change jobs and move to California, and for nearly three years I longed. … Continue reading

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