These days, that’s the question I keep getting asked. And the answer is unequivocally “yes.” I’m six months into this food truck journey (four months of operation) and it has been a rollercoaster ride to say the least. Gypsy Picnic, truck breakdowns, Beerfest, Star Bar are all words or phrases that come flying into my brain as I try to summarize our early months of operation. As my rollercoaster description implies, it’s been anything but a smooth ride. Couple the speed bumps of any small business with a restaurant on wheels and one way or the other food will at times fall off the shelves.
But the pros have far outweighed the cons. As I have stated in the past, I have met some amazing people I would have never crossed paths with if I was not in this truck. Owning your own business has a way of restoring one’s sense of self. The individuality which you may have lost doing something that wasn’t entirely you has a way of quietly finding its way back. Being an entrepreneur also has a way of keeping you on your toes. In a sense, it helps you maintain your hungriness not only for business but for life itself. Every day you are fending for your business, trying to make sure it survives. Have I been stressed out of my mind at times? Absolutely. But, again, was it worth it? Totally. Two years ago, I kept asking myself, could I survive being an entrepreneur…asking the question as if I would self-combust two months into the process. I’m still breathing. I’m still alive. I’m going to serve dinner tonight. I’ll live to see another day, whether or not it brings an immense challenge. God bless the food truck revolution.