Camping Coffee Pot Saves the Day!
Several years ago, me and my wife were working in charter school which operate from the usual 8 to 5 and we have 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 also the same reason why when I was laid off, I felt to celebrate the freedom I have than having to mourn on the loss of job. As a matter of fact, several months after, my wife has also turned in 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 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 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.
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. 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. Luckily we had our camping coffee pot giving us the energy boost on times that our body is nearly 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. 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. Believe it or not, we were camping enthusiasts who have access to high-tech camp stoves and camping coffee pot. Work expands in filling the gaps in available time and because we hadn’t put up boundaries, it’s exactly what has happened. That is exactly when we made actions to rectify it while we are using camping coffee pot.