Yes, I’ve been that busy.

A gentleman stopped by the shop yesterday to ask some computer questions. We got to talking, and he asked if I owned the business. After I told him that I did, he said “I own my own business too. Isn’t great, being your own boss? You can take a half day any time you want, and you can even pick which twelve hours you work that day!”

I laughed, because it’s true. I routinely work 10 hour days (twelve yesterday). If I was an hourly employee, the overtime would be awesome. Not the case now; the more I work, the less my time is worth. Still, it’s necessary. The first year is always tough, as we’re paying off a promissory note. I’m not one to turn down working coming in the door, and when you add in all of the administrative duties and promotion, I don’t have a lot of free time at the shop.

I wouldn’t have it any other way.

Well, that’s not entirely true. I’m looking forward to the day when the freaking construction is done, and when I have policies and contracts set in place for my business clients, and I have a streamlined and efficient intake process. And some sort of intern to answer the freaking phone. I always had concepts and ideas in my head as to what running a business would be like; I didn’t think it would be me hitting the ground running. Hey, that’s the business world.

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