PHOTO TAKEN SUMMER 2011. Sparked a few memories from that summer to say the least…
I remember when… We lived in Eugene, Oregon in an apartment on 18th and Hilyard over our sophomore year summer, not taking classes, just working on the business.
I remember when… Our company was named “Flying Squirrel Peanut Butter”.
I remember when… Erika worked at Vero Coffeehouse in Eugene (to make actual money). All our friends and I would go hang out while she worked. (Free iced coffee = the most caffeinated period in my life, before or since).
I remember when… We kept our farmers market cash in a cashbox that we deposited weekly at Selco Community Credit Union.
I remember when… We would literally run out of work to do mid-afternoon and spend the rest of the time marathon-training/having fun.
I remember when… I checked my voicemail and found a message from a producer at Shark Tank (!)
I remember when… We spent a hard-earned $100 on our first 15 printed blue unisex t-shirts and we guarded them with our lives. I remember our internal debates about if a certain farmers market volunteer friend had put in the hours to earn one of our precious t-shirts!
I remember when… We had a weekend routine of waking up early to go for a run, then packing fried eggs and green juice (made in our Goodwill-find juicer) so we could eat breakfast on the way to the Farmer’s Market.
I remember when… A knock on our door could mean a delivery of USPS empty boxes, a neighbor coming by to buy some peanut butter, a various friend stopping by to pick up a few jars…
I remember when… My relationship with my older brother was deeply strained by our constant need to borrow his car for ingredient gathering missions at Winco.
I remember when… Writing a formal business plan sounded like the most daunting task I could imagine.
Funny to look back and see what has changed and what has stayed the same.