The Ever Reliable Camping Coffee Pot
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 your job is more than enough to make it less exciting and stressful while adding hefty take-home assignments, obstinate teens as well as administrator politics. Well if without my camping coffee pot, then I surely be suffering from ulcer.
This is actually the reason why after I was laid off from my job, it has made me celebrate more than mourn. Whether you believe it or not, my wife has later submitted her resignation letter few months after mine. 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 as well as close friends whom we hadn’t get to spend time with for years despite the fact that we were only living on the same part of town.
We have made a decision to start our own business which will give us freedom to spend time the way we want, take vacations, spend time with friends, use our camping coffee pot once again and so on. From this moment, we had started brainstorming ideas on new business.
There’s a significant difference when you are working for yourself and for someone else which is the fact that if it’s you’re working for yourself, you’ve got 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. In the first several months of doing business, our workdays typically stretched to 12-hours a day and even goes beyond it at times. Fortunately, we had our ever reliable camping coffee pot to give us an energy boost on times our body is almost giving up. If we are not working at the shop, you will see us working in our laptops and trying to reach out to vendors, make class schedule and also, spread the word out on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and other social media sites.
And before long, we noticed all of a sudden that we are almost working for 3 years straight without giving the break that our mentally and physically abused body has taken. Before, we were able to take road trips yearly but nowadays, we’re lucky if we find the time to drive two hours to take a visit to our family. Once, we’re avid campers that are equipped with advanced camp stoves and camping coffee pot. On our available time, work seems to haunt us; a consequence of not putting up boundaries between work and personal time. So, while using our camping coffee pot we have decided to take actions of it.