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. As a matter of fact, several months after, my wife has also turned in her resignation letter. We realized how big of our lives that have been sapped away once we’re free from this cruel act of a 50-hour work week. 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’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. 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. This is true particularly when you are just starting out. In the first several months of doing business, our workdays typically stretched to 12-hours a day and even goes beyond it at times. Luckily we had our camping coffee pot giving us the energy boost on times that our body is nearly 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.
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. 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. We are using our camping coffee pot and take the time to solve this issue.