Tuesday, October 20, 2009

so close, so sick, running my own business

I'm not sure how it got me but I'm sick. It just took me 3 hours to pack 14 pots to go to one location. Sweating, sickly, it had to go out today, well actually a few days ago but I've been so sick. Running my own business is something I LOVE to do. I love having orders to fill, there's nothing more rewarding than shipping the pots off to their new home. I know my customers are not only supporting me, they love my work and that is the greatest feeling. So when things leave late - it kills me. There is no way to put being under the weather into a production schedule. And because I work alone, it's a total shut down. No making, no firing, no packing, no shipping. I should really have a backup plan but how do I even go about forming one when everything is about what I am personally making? There is no way to plan for life events so while I would love to just curl up and take a nap, it's hard when so much needs to be done. My original plan was to work up until the baby comes but now having a horrible virus, I'm humbled. I'm also worn out. I know this is just a part of running my biz and that it won't always be positive. It's just so hard to be behind, then get sick and feel like I'll never get through this when I am so very close. The good news is that I do feel like I am on the upside of this virus, I'm past the I think I might die phase and now feel like maybe another day or 2 of rest and I can slowly get back to work. Apparently that thinking didn't work out too well today but one day soon it will. Please be patient with me, nearly all orders are ready to ship and if things work out, they will be on their merry way by the end of this week, but for now, it's nap time.


brand-eye said...

i know the feeling, my husband and i just had the flu and are slowly getting over it. hope you feel better soon!

lisa {milkshake} said...

I'm sorry you're sick! It is hard running your own business, especially when you're successful. I hope you feel better soon.