Figuring Out Deals

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. Devoting 10 hours of our life every day on job is a recipe for feeling stressed and exhausted while adding as well to the obstinate teens, take home assignments and the administrator politics too. 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. 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. There were people and close friends who we had not spent time with for years, despite knowing that we’re just 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. This is true particularly when you are just 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 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. We are using our camping coffee pot and take the time to solve this issue.

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