Finding Parallels Between Hiking and Life

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. Well if without my camping coffee pot, then I surely be suffering from ulcer.

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 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 very moment, that’s when we began to brainstorm for new business ideas.

The difference between working for yourself and for someone else is that, you have 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. We’re just lucky to have our camping coffee pot which gives us the energy we need when our body is almost ready to give 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.

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 annual road trips but now, we’re fortunate to drive two hours to visit our family. Once, we’re avid campers that are equipped with advanced 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.