Yesterday in Charleston, SC, the weather was beautiful! It was warm and sunny with a great breeze. Our agenda for the day was pretty simple — sleep in, go for a walk on the beach, go kayaking, go bike riding on the beach, take a nap, go out to dinner. And the best part of the day was after my nap when I got a call from a new virtual tour client who is probably going to book us for a really big job photographing even more vacation rental virtual tours!
Of course I documented all of that on Facebook which often leads my friends to say they envy our lifestyle.
What I DIDN’T document quite so thoroughly was that for the past 30 days, we have worked from 7 am to 11 pm every single day (with the exception of our weekly Sabbath day of rest). This is not unusual for us but we have had a particularly big vacation rental photography job this past month that kept us busier than we’ve ever been in such a short time. We have worked non-stop every day and woke up exhausted to do it all over again…day after day after day. Honestly, I haven’t had time to check Facebook much less post about our busy days.
Such is the roller coaster life of a virtual tour provider and entrepreneur. We both laughed out loud today when a Congressman talking about the minimum wage said someone who works 40 hours a week should be guaranteed to make a decent living. If we only worked 40 hours a week, our business would close! Sure there are days when we take off and enjoy ourselves and sure we get to choose our own hours but all that means is that we choose to work until 10 or 11 pm instead of getting up at 5 or 6 am to put in the 14 hour days that it took for us to get this job done.
Don’t get me wrong – I love our national virtual tour business and the trade off of being able to travel and see the country makes it worth the long hours. But if you are envying our entrepreneurial lifestyle as you look at my posts from yesterday, don’t forget that it is those busy days that make yesterday possible
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