Double Under Wonder is expanding!
We're moving part of our operations a few blocks down from our fulfilment center, and remodeling some space in an office that was built in 1904.
I love history, so the idea of working in a space that is over 100 years old is really fun for me.
As I was repainting my office, I noticed the doorknob pictured above. Apparently, sometime in the last 103 years, someone did a really terrible job cutting-in around it.
At first I was annoyed, and had plans to take the errant paint off with a solvent at the first opportunity I had, but then I started wondering who was responsible...
Maybe it was an entrepreneur in the 1920s who didn't have a ton of time to spend on silly things like painting. (like me)
Maybe it was someone in the 1970s who bribed their friends with a 6-pack of beer to help them repaint their office. (like I did)
Maybe it was a parent in the 1990's, who had a child who insisted on "helping" them paint their new office. (like mine did)
Whoever is responsible for this sub-standard paint job, I'm going to leave it the way it is as long as I'm here.
It reminds me that moving forward isn't always perfect, that friends who show up in the middle of the night to paint a wall and drink a beer are hard to come by, and that letting a kid "help" is more important than a perfectly performed task.
My doorknob is a bit like my life. It's messy, and it's certainly not how I planned it to be, but it gives me access to a brand new set of opportunities each day.
If you're ever in Canon City, Colorado, shoot us an email, or give us a call. We'll let you see where we build our jump ropes. We'll show you around one of the awesome CrossFit affiliates in our town, and we'll even let you use our less-than-perfect doorknob :)
Have a WONDERFUL day!
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P.S. While our "new" office has been around the block a time or two, our jump ropes are fun, bright, and perfectly painted. Click below to design one today!
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