Running a business is NO JOKE. And it is most definitely NOT a get-rich-quick-scheme. If anything it’s a get-poor-quick scheme. It’s hard. It’s 24/7. In the back of my mind, I’m always thinking about it, no matter what I’m doing.
I could go on and on about how hard it is. How sometimes people just. don’t. get. it. Just because I run my own business doesn’t mean I have a bunch of free time. Just because I work out of my home office a lot doesn’t mean I’m not doing anything. My business IS my life. I’m not just sitting at home doing nothing.My husband and I both wear a lot of hats for this business. We’re store manager, corporate, human resources, owner, and sometimes when employees call out, we’re sales associates.
Okay. Rant Over.
Running a business is also one of the best things I’ve ever done in my life. It’s rewarding. It’s challenging. It’s wonderful. It’s a blessing. Not having to answer to anyone above me is awesome. Having a flexible schedule is the best thing ever! I can move stuff around and take care of my family mostly whenever I need to. There hasn’t been a doctors appointment for my grandparents I’ve missed yet. Out of everything about running my own business, the flexibility is what I love the most. I love being able to BE THERE for my grandparents. Because family is really what life is all about. We only get one of them. Being there for my family is one of the most important things I can do.
I’m so so so so so blessed. And even though some days are so so so rough, in the end it’s so so so worth it.