Oh hey there everyone. I'm sorry I haven't blogged in two weeks or more. It's really quite embarrassing, especially since when I made the blog I told myself, "Listen Dan, if your gonna make this blog, do it right! Don't just make an awesome introduction post and then leave everybody hanging." And here I was, doing that exact thing. Sounds like this Thanksgiving, I'm the turkey.
So now that my apologies are done we are on to business; how I have been sick like a dog for almost a week. I know it's that time of the year and all, you know, when kids head back to school and share all their little boogers and cooties with each other to create awful supergerms, which then gets passed on to their parents. Unfortunately through the chain of unhygeinity and currency, these boogergerms get passed on to an electronic retailer/photographer such as myself. Bizz being sick for two days previous might also be a factor, but I doubt it. Anyhow, now I have been plagued with all sorts of nasty side effects. From loss of depth perception, to abstract paranoia, to sleeping 22 1/2 hours in a day, to being unable to speak/hear/taste/touch/see anything around me. This has definately been effecting my productivity to say the least.
But wait! There is a light! I have begun to hope, nay dream! of an escape from this onslaught of mindnumbing pathogens. The streaming river has subsided to a trickle from my nostrils so I believe my hypothetical "Summer of Eupepsia" is on the horizon. And in response I have actually got some work done! I spent way too much money on canvas prints in the last day or two, which has its good and its bad. The good is these prints look amazing! The bad is I'm broke again (still?). I also did a print order, stocking up on some prints that I have been selling alot of and getting a few new ones. Again this doesn't help the being broke factor, but I am justifying it as a business investment. Oh, and I ripped out my old rotting deck and burnt it...
I guess all this mammering brings us to this point I'm trying to make. I'm broke. Not just kinda broke, stupidly broke. Being low on cash, it's hard to build a stock and selection without therefore gaining more cash, and typically whatever cash I have received has been tossed at bills and debts. Now I have been slowly learning to put money aside to invest into my new business (and Bizz's). Since then whatever we have used towards our businesses has been great investments. Being a younger man all this is a new experience for me. The idea of not spending money when I have it and actually putting it aside with the direct goal of using it to increase my net worth and aid my business is not only something that is a valuable life lesson but also creating a growing perspicacity within myself. It's nice.
So time for our little follow up question. How has your business or job or work or career taught you something about yourself? Has it been beneficial or something you wish you never learnt in the first place?
Until next time.