If I had to give simple, logical reasons for not completely breaking ties with the Schooner, I’m not confident That I could.
But I’ve decided to keep a small share (10%). Plans for a micropub are unchanged, so I’ll focus on that when we make progress in that direction.
Much agonising was involved, but right now I think it’s a good decision.
Probably an insane thing to do right now, but we have somewhat vague plans for a Micropub.
Our interim thoughts are of a July opening; however there are obvious dependencies.
I wouldn’t have thought it possible to pack so much into 15 months. 15 months ago, that is.
My time in the Schooner has been incredible. So much stress in the early days, but so much fun too. The hours/days/weeks were long, but the experience was like nothing I’d known before. I don’t regret it for a second; I’ve learned so much.
A huge thanks to my former partners. We went into this as friends and came out the same. No, we’re more than friends after everything we’ve been through.
I’m now going to do some work on our long neglected house, while researching the next venture.
I could never have imagined that retirement could be so crazy.