Having some doubt. We had a very promising and productive cowork day on 2/26 and that felt good.
Then, I got and architecture proposal... a $10K proposal and I'm like FML. The proposal was also with an email that gave a $1225K build out estimate. I can't afford that shit. I called Ron and was really discourage and this is just the beginning. We agreed that we'd used savings to pay for design and planning costs, and I'm also looking for other architects to submit proposals. I definitely want this to happen, but as I told my husband, I don't want to doom my family because of it. I went to a useful SBA funding seminar this week and received a lot of information on how to secure loans for the build out. Next steps are to finish the business plan. From there, I'll work with the architect to create the design plans.
The leasing agent suggested that I submit a proposal to the developer to see if they're interested in partnering on the project. The architect also suggested submitted a similar proposal to the county to see if they can allot money to the project since it may be in an area earmarked for economic development.
Needless to say, a lot of work needs to be done. Talking through it is helpful and makes me feel better. We have to do everything we can, but then hand it over to God to work his magic. If it's meant to be, it will be. I am confident and believe that the universe works. As I sat at my desk behind a mountain of work, emails to send and muscle aches, I was definitely reconsidering the whole thing. This is a big undertaking, but I can figure it out... I'm smart. I'm resourceful and well-connected.