Every once in a while (lately, it’s been about every other week), I think about what I’m suppose to do AFTER the kids (I know, it’s early…and we’re just working on the first one) go off to school and no longer need me to be a stay-at-home mom.
Being one with limited imagination, I often return to the idea of opening up some kind of a cafe, especially after working at P**** Coffee & Tea for several months. Like many people, I love hanging out at cafes. I also love tea and coffee and basically beverages of various kinds. In fact, back in college, my project for my Entrepreneur class was a business plan to open a World Tea Cafe (where we would serve tea of all styles and offer supporting cultural/educational activities).
I know that I’m not the only one who has this dream; there’s a monthly magazine solely devoted to Cafes (operating, trends in, etc.) in Japan called Cafe-Sweets. And even Murakami Haruki, one of my favorite authors, once owned a jazz cafe/bar. [Hrm…so okay, who knows, maybe only the Japanese have cafe dreams like me?]
Today, the idea came to mind again so I googled “start a cafe” to see what comes up and this article (“Bitter Brew”) from Slate popped up.
I guess it’s a good thing that so far, we haven’t had the time or money to pursue our cafe dream. And now, maybe we never will…