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 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 the same reason why when I was laid off, we felt to celebrate the freedom we can now have than mourning for the loss of a job. 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. Despite living on the same side of town, there were close friends and people who we hadn’t able to spend time with for years.
We’ve come to a decision to put up a business of our own which has given us time and freedom to do whatever we want from spending time with family and friends, have our vacation, enjoy the great outdoors with our camping coffee pot and many more. Right from this moment, we had started to brainstorm ideas on a new business.
The difference between working for yourself and for someone else is that, you have to work twice as hard. This is true especially when you’re only starting out. On the first couple of months of doing the business, our workload extends to 12-hours a day and sometimes, it stretch more than that. Fortunately, we had our ever reliable camping coffee pot to give us an energy boost on times our body is almost giving 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 annual road trips but now, we’re fortunate to drive two hours to visit 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. That is exactly when we made actions to rectify it while we are using camping coffee pot.