Camping Coffee Pot Saves the Day!
Me as well as my wife were working few years ago in a charter school that is operating from the typical 8 to 5 and we need to be there half an hour before and after. Spending 10-hour on the job is more than enough in making it seem to be a stress and challenge to be on; not to mention the obstinate teens, administrator politics and take-home assignments. I probably have been dealing with ulcer this time if I am not prepared with my camping coffee pot.
This is actually the reason why after I was laid off from my job, it has made me celebrate more than mourn. The truth is, my wife followed my footsteps several months later and turned her resignation letter. And once we got our freedom from this tyranny, that is when we started to realized how much of our lives were taken away. There were people and close friends who we had not spent time with for years, despite knowing that we’re just on the same part of town.
We’ve made a decision of starting our own business, to get that elusive freedom and spend time how we want it, take vacation, go on a camp and use our camping coffee pot and so forth. From this very moment, that’s when we began to brainstorm for new business ideas.
The difference about working for someone else and working for yourself is the fact that you need to work twice as hard. If you’re just starting out in your business, you will feel the gravity of challenges you have to face. The first few months we are doing the business, our workdays are even stretched to 12-hours a day and at times, it goes beyond it. We’re just lucky to have our camping coffee pot which gives us the energy we need when our body is almost ready to give up. When we were not at the shop, we were glued to our laptops, trying to reach out to vendors, schedule class and spread the word out on social media.
Before long, we suddenly realized we had gone almost 3 years without giving ourselves a break. Back then, we used to take road trips every year but these days, we consider ourselves lucky to drive a couple of hours to visit our family. Believe it or not, we were camping enthusiasts who have access to high-tech camp stoves and camping coffee pot. Work expands to fill gaps in available time and since we had not put up boundaries, it is just what has happened. That is exactly when we made actions to rectify it while we are using camping coffee pot.