#2,342 Business Time + Slowboat.

I wish you could see the group text thread we’ve been sending all day, making fun of the fact that in order to eliminate distractions, we booked a conference room here:

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To make our official business plan and partnership agreement in a 4-hour meeting with these goobers:


They gave us a free pan of hot cinnamon rolls and coffee so it was obviously a 100% success. More to come on that!

Then tonight after fresh blackened fish (for Ben) and squash casserole (for me) out on my parents’ back porch for dinner…

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We went to Slowboat Brewing Co. to see Cary Hudson play.

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In the years since college, people have asked me, “Why would you go back home to Laurel? It’s so lame. You could have had a career anywhere in the world.” And my 16 year old self would have agreed with them. I thought this place was boring. I imagined having cool friends, doing cool things, living in NYC or California. And I had to leave Laurel for college to see what made it great. I missed it, deeply. And when we came home to start our life together we would insist and fight for this town because I didn’t want to hear “Laurel is lame. I told you so.” We knew it could be something great. People would see, she just needed a few more folks to come back home and believe in her again. Tonight I sat at a brewery. In downtown Laurel. Just a few steps from my house. With my friends who are better than any dream I ever had in high school. There was a food truck and Cary Hudson was playing Blue Canoe and so many people were there, laughing and choosing to spend their Saturday night here. In Laurel.

Well, I told you so.