The Ever Reliable Camping Coffee Pot
Few years back, me and my wife were working for a charter school that follows the traditional 8 to 5 office hours 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. If I’m not prepared with my camping coffee pot, I probably have ulcer by this time.
This is actually the reason why after I was laid off from my job, it has made me celebrate more than mourn. 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 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. Right from this moment, we had started to brainstorm ideas on a new business.
The difference about working for someone else and working for yourself is the fact that you need to work twice as hard. This is true especially when you’re only starting out. 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. 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 road trips every year but these days, we consider ourselves lucky to drive a couple of hours to visit our family. Once, we were avid campers equipped with state-of-the-art 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.