Today I take another step towards the end of my period of pause. Always a scary trip and one that I wouldn’t ordinarily chose to make. The path has been long and the journey slow but every step is forwards. I remain amazed by the strength of support that I have among very good friends.
Every step of this road is designed to unnerve you, to scare and intimidate you. Having my friends behind me gives me the strength to remember the truth and hold my corner. I am genuinely humbled by the friendships that I have, thank you guys.
On another note I am trying to work out why my pub plan seems so popular. It seems that when anyone is having a rough period or a tough time they want to join in. Yesterday I had another offer of ‘I will get a pub with you’ it’s one of 4 to date. I am not sure if the reason for these offers is location or a common dream.
Do these people make the offer because they share the dream albeit without any knowledge of the reality? Or is it because the discussion invariably occurs in the pub? Is it the trade that encourages people to make wild offers without considering the consequences. When you look at the number of badly advised people that enter the trade on hideous terms maybe it really does encourage frivolous entry.
This is not a wild dream for me, as many of you know. I have worked at my business model, I have ran my pub alongside a full time job. I am, in short, well informed and serious. There will be a place at the bar for each and every person that has made this offer. I respectfully suggest that when faced with investing life savings and life itself most will shy away. Besides that, the offer is only made by men and outside of Brighton I can’t quite get two men running a pub into my business plan!
Just for the avoidance of doubt I should make it clear that I do not require a partner. My dream is my dream and it includes a healthy dose of reality. Sorry people there is no room on this ride it’s most definitely a single seat.