It’s been ages since I write just for the sake of write.
I used to have some little writing project back in the days, regardless of the quality of the writing. I have to post things up, and this was way before the algorithm craze. this is a way of me keeping myself accountable. Then I started to (kinda) write with purpose, a “food for thought” if you will, and I stop. Well, there was some incident that makes me really loathe writing, it gives me bad memories, to be honest, as I typing this down, I can kinda still remember the old incident. True it was partly from my ability at that time, but to quote Kim Cattrall “She could be more nice to people”.
Well, after some times I think I want to start writing again.
about anything, catching up with myself, jotting down some thoughts, and sharing some little experiences.
Okay, so I open up a small eatery now. Serving food that I love, simple and tasty.
I know running a business is not easy and tiring, but even with early acknowledgment of the fatigue, it is still catch up to you. especially when the business is still small and you run it all by yourself. Friends and Family do help, but all the day to day, all the decisions made are handled by yours truly. Not to mention it is all in the midst of this crazy corocoro situation. If you were playing a game in Hard, this just switched to Extra Super Mega Hard.
Why start a business in the mid of pandemic, you may ask.
because this damn thing happens in my 30th birthday. I have a nice plan from the start of the year to looking for places, setting up menu, doing the marketing and digital stuff, until it ready to launch in November, right when I turn 30. Yet, all this crazyness happened and we got stuck inside, hoarding as many stocks as our bank account (and supermarket stocks) allowed. Things got delayed, until when I turns 30, I decided to take the plunge. We don’t know how long this thing gonna last, might as well start now and adjust accordingly.
year long planning stage, cut into one months (which I aimed for opening before christmas), got pushed to January, after the stress eat me out and make me loss 10 KGs (Which are welcomed, actually). Really, trying solo to open an eatery within 2 months from scratch, Not Recommended.
Now, Six months in the business, things are not getting easier. Not gonna lie, there are days when I just wish I have a money tree that I can just pick and live my life hopping from cafe to cafe, reading books and watching netflix. But, fairy tale is indeed a tale. The bad days are gonna happen and I need to push through it. There were way too many goals I dismissed just because of the obstacle I hit.
Running a small business are not easy, being entrepreneur is hard, especially when you still have no team. But those hardships are bearable, I am lucky to met such a nice group of local small business owner, that we ended up supporting each other, as simple as wishing a good services, sharing suppliers, even ordering bulk items so we can get a lower price.
Hardships are inevitable, we have to face it to move forward.
Blessing are also inevitable, We have to be grateful for it as little as it may seems.