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. Well if without my camping coffee pot, then I surely be suffering from ulcer.
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. The truth is, my wife followed my footsteps several months later and turned her resignation letter. Once we’re free from this near cruel act of 50-hour work week, we realized how big of our lives that have been sapped 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 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.
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. 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. When we’re not working at the shop, we’re glued to our computers trying to schedule class, reach to vendors and spread the word out on our social media accounts.
Before long, we suddenly realized we had gone almost 3 years without giving ourselves a break. 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 were avid campers equipped with state-of-the-art 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. So, while using our camping coffee pot we have decided to take actions of it.
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