Most days are long and exhausting – both mentally and physically. We are building a business, which is demanding in and of itself; but it’s a business that we knew nothing about, in a different culture, and in a different language. When we finish before dark (not necessarily the norm in summer), and haven’t the energy to work on paperwork, email, or this blog, we really (REALLY) like to just sit and relax. While Jason and Amy were here, we made time to do some of the more relaxing activities of summer: we played cards twice, had afternoon cookouts with friends, and once or twice we just sat and visited.
As we keep trying to remind ourselves, we ARE self-employed. So we should be able to make time for the good things in life. Sometimes we even manage to do so.