Starting a small business with your husband definitely has it's challenges. Recently, I've come to the realization that it is a lot like dancing...literally. When Jim and I are working an event, crammed in a 10' x 10' space, things get a little...crowded. We've had to learn how to work together, and around each other. One of us will handle the samples, while the other manages the checkout process. There are of course, still times when we might step on each others' toes, but for the most part, after 2.5 years of navigating this journey together, I feel like we have found our rhythm. This goes for managing the business as well. Sometimes Jim leads, and other times, I need to take the lead. We have learned how to make decisions together, being considerate of each others' opinions....and sometimes strong ones. I'm learning when to speak up, when to stay quiet, and when to wait. I have this tendency to push Jim outside his comfort zone, and he helps me to be patient....which is very challenging at times. I have no doubt, that we haven't yet mastered this dance and we still have a lot to learn. But there is no one else I'd rather be learning the steps with...and dancing our way toward achieving our dream of a dual purposes coffee shop.