There are days and there are moments when I can't believe that we're actually going to do what we're trying to do.
Like last week when I met the perfect person as the first hire for our team and they said "Great. You just say the word and I'll give notice."
My face may not betray what's going on inside but my heart is exploding. I'm in disbelief. I can't possibly comprehend that yet another someone is willing to hitch their wagon to this star. My star. My baby.
Now our baby.
In 6 short months what was in my head and heart has compelled a whole team of people to join.
It's wild. In the truest sense of the word.
You might be saying to yourself, "umm. What the hell did you think was going to happen by starting a start-up. Of course you're going to hire people."
Not so my friends. You can't imagine how hard it is to convince someone to leave their well paying, defined, sane jobs and join the crazy train with little to no pay and a dream. A pretty awesome dream that involves solving the woes of childcare and modern families. But a dream with a hope and a prayer for good measure.
So when this someone actually comes back today and says, I'm in, the instinct is not to jump for joy. It's to fight off the need to throw up. Like seriously. I feel nauseous.
Partly in relief that this might actually work but partly because you have taken on the burden of someone else's livelihood onto your shoulders.
It's equally a privilege and a responsibility.
I can't wait to see what journey is about to unfold in front me. But what I am most excited about is that this is a team worthy of the challenge. And a team that I feel as excited to be building this company with as with p+p.
I'm just waiting for this nauseous feeling to pass.