Double Chin post by Gloria Chin

(First posted by Gloria Chin to Facebook)

Not really a fan of purple but I know that's the color my parents would be rocking if they were here to cut the red ribbon with me on this very special day. I always knew that starting our own business would be hard... but I never would've expected the overwhelming emotional experience that came with it. I cannot even begin to express how much gratitude I have for all the support I've gotten during this journey. The amount of love I received from so many different people that I've crossed paths with is beyond anything I could've fathomed; it makes me feel so warm amidst this January weather. I never knew that having no life and going full throttle as a sleep deprived machine could be so fulfilling. The irony is that I haven't felt so alive in so long, if ever. No matter how tired I am, whenever someone asks me to tell my story of #doublechinbos or explain a dish to them, a part of me fires up and I feel a sensation that ignites me with passion--not something I can quite capture with words but definitely an experience that I truly wish everyone can find for themselves at least once in their lives. It's still hard for me to believe that as a food obsessed overdocumenter, I was fortunate enough to have my 6000th Instagram post be to celebrate the grand opening of my very own dream restaurant. Emily & I had a vision; with the help of our fierce army/clan/cheerleaders, what was once a figment of our imagination is now a resident at 86 Harrison Ave. I don't know how I can possibly thank those who never lost faith in me--those who believed in me even when I didn't believe in myself. Success has never tasted so good and now I'm hungry for so much more!! All I can think about is what post 7000 will look like