Calm before the storm

nido opens in 9 days, and Lis and I spent much of this week wondering what we should be doing.

The last 2 months, we have been moving at break-neck speed. As soon as we found our location (902 Broad Street), we had no choice but to jump several steps ahead in our timeline. Our landlord wanted us in the space asap, and we didn't want to risk losing the space, so our August opening date became a June opening date. 

We spent much of April prepping and getting our numbers sorted out (as much as is possible when you don't really know what you're doing). May was a whirlwind of thrift store shopping and a marathon Ikea trip to get our space furnished. Add on to that several trial days for potential members to try nido and scrambling to get as much social media attention as possible.

To say the least, May flew by. 

And here we are in June, little more than a week away from our opening date, and we don't know what to do. 

We have email, enrollment meetings, communicating with the company that's making our sign, and a few last minute pieces of furniture to find, but it's really nothing compared to the workload we'd become accustomed to. I know I am about to enter the busiest summer of my life, but there's not much else I can do to prepare for it. So I'm using this extra time to tend more closely to my daughter's needs, spend time with my husband, and make sure my mind is in the right place to receive the upcoming increased demands on my time and energy.

I know I just need to be thankful for this calm, but it's so unusual that it makes me a little nervous.