The top 10 Ups and Downs of owning my own business…

17 Jul

1 UP-I’m my own boss.
1 DOWN- I’m my own boss (wait, there’s no downside to that one!)

2 UP-I can set my own hours.
2 DOWN-Every hour of my day is intertwined with work.

3 UP-No one else writes my paycheck.
3 DOWN- NO ONE writes my paycheck! (huh? Money? What’s that?!)

4 UP-I can call in sick anytime I choose!
4 DOWN-I’ve got to pay the bills…so I come to work even when I AM sick! (I’m currently fighting with bronchitis and a nasty cold on top of it…one reason I am blogging instead of restocking right now!)

5 UP-I get to buy all sorts of things, and then re-sell them. In other words, I get to “consume” without consuming!
5 DOWN-What doesn’t sell is already paid for, and it’s mine (anyone want boxes and boxes of mulling spices?)

6 UP-I can take my kids to work!
6 DOWN-I have to deal with them at work!

7 UP-I will never be an annoying, ungrateful tourist again (hopefully)!
7 DOWN-I get mad at myself when I realize that I am an annoying, ungrateful tourist, sometimes!

8 UP-I get to work with my wonderful, patient and loving spouse everyday.
8 DOWN-Hmm…there’s not a really downside to this one, either šŸ™‚

9 UP-I get joy from the simplest things…such as a working printer, scanner, or a sign that works!
9 DOWN-I spend 10x the amount of time trying to fix dumb technical problems that most normal people never have to deal with.

10 UP-I live in Alaska!
10 DOWN-I wish more people could visit me in Alaska!

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6 Responses to “The top 10 Ups and Downs of owning my own business…”

  1. Yasmine July 19, 2008 at 4:45 am #

    I also remember when we were like 14 at YA camp and you sang this hilarious song called “Nothing”. I thought it was great and that you were hilarious. (I also liked you cause you were short like me.) =)

  2. leadatortilla July 23, 2008 at 7:25 pm #

    I love that photo of you with your girls… sooooo sweet. Such a smiley Maiya!!! I'm having contractions… try to send some “breaking water” vibes my way – PLEASE!

  3. Cara July 25, 2008 at 1:37 pm #

    I love your posts – your kids are so beautiful!

  4. Greg and Lara July 30, 2008 at 2:44 am #

    You are HYSTERICAL! But why is your blog name: Alisa & Jared

    That just doesn't make any sense. What's an &???

    Love you!

  5. Tiffany July 30, 2008 at 5:52 pm #

    I love that picture of you and your girls! The background is gorgeous and you all three look so beautiful together!

  6. Michelle Cox August 3, 2008 at 3:27 am #

    What great photos — your kids are so adorable. Alaska looks so beautiful! We're determined to spend August there one of these years. We're miserable down here!!

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