I’ve learned recently that pregnancy and starting a business are more similar than I could have ever imagined. There is so much anticipation, and an ever growing to-do list: so many things to prepare, some little and some big, some tedious and some exciting. There is a big deadline looming, a “guess date,” as I like to say. You do your best to prepare every possible thing, can’t sleep because of the excitement and anxiety, make plans and break plans. But in the end, you just have to jump head-first into the unknown, no matter how scary it may be, because you know it’s the only way to truly learn and grow. It will teach you things about yourself, test your passion and patience, and make you question everything you know. But it will be beautiful.