We can attest that having our own business is quite the ride. No two days are ever alike. We'll have busy days, slow days, frustrating days, and rewarding days. It's just the nature of the beast. At times it feels like we're losing your sanity. To-do lists pile up all around us with so much to be done and so little time. At times it has felt like we will never dig out.Read More
It’s a warm, quiet, tranquil afternoon. The stale air in the classroom is disturbed in my direction every thirty seconds. Around me sit twenty-eight junior high students, their brows, slightly sweaty, hair clinging to them, eyes constantly glazed over, and minds perpetually adrift with thoughts of summer. My eyelids are getting heavy; I'm fading. Then the stale breeze from the fan hits my face again. That oscillating fan is my lifeline.
This old brick junior high building is warm and humid inside. Each classroom feels more soupy than next. My teacher is droning on and on about something that could only be described as “sciencey”. The 13-year-old me tries to listen, I genuinely want to pay attention, but my brain has melted inside my head. I’m hoping that subconsciously I’ll retain whatever is important. Consciously, all I can think about is Mountain Dew Slurpees.