Those who live or have lived on the wide open prairies know this is a real thing.
It’s not a secret. Just overlooked.
Today was one of those days. Putting out metaphorical fires left and right. One thing that I tell anyone who asks me advice about starting their own store……you must have thick skin and get real good at putting out all kinds of fires.
Little fires pop up here and there. Your email quits working. Your website has a glitch. People you depend on won’t get back to you. You dated a cheque wrong to your supplier and now your account is overdue. A customer has a concern. An internet troll comes out of the woodwork.
Rinse. Wash. Repeat.
Just another day as a business owner!
It can be stressful at times but you start to actually enjoy taking on the challenges. If you don’t it will be a long road (or a short one if you really can’t hack it).
But sometimes it is just good to step away for awhile. Take a deep breath. Do something totally unrelated.
I had to pick up my hubby from the pasture today, he was moving the tractor down there to do some work. While I was waiting I took a few moments to be still. To reflect. To enjoy the warmth of the sun. And take in the beauty of the most amazing sight that spring has to offer us on the prairies.
It was only for a few moments but it was just enough to renew my spirits, change my perspective and reenergize so I could get back to dousing those fires.
Ahhh, prairie therapy.
You are the best!
I hope you have an amazing day and don’t have as many flames roaring as I did!
I had to remind myself of this a few times today, like I always say….. ”you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.”