We all know life is not fair.
It's a given.
I'd heard it said once that "Life is a series of ups and downs with brief interludes of happiness." I'm not sure I entirely agree with this statement. My life seems to be pretty good most days - more good than bad and there's something to be said for that.
This week my life, or at least my spirit, seems to be in a bit of a downward lull. I went back to re-read about Jeremiah's Job Search because it spoke to me about the feelings one can experience when one's ways and means are disrupted.
Several months ago I posted much on the role money plays in our lives and how not having enough of it tends to put me for one, into a bit of a depressed state.
So, I went out, worked my butt off and made a bunch of money.
It felt great.
The bills got paid, I got to eat, I even had a little fun along the way.
This week I'm broke.
Not just without money, I mean broke.
I couldn't understand it. I'd gone out and made all this money - I even feel the right kind of "warn out" as a result of working hard.
I have no money.
Well, when I asked myself THAT question, I started to dig for an answer, and an answer I did find!
There appear to be a great number of invoices due me, still outstanding. One even from a Stampede party done on the second week in July! The grand total of these invoices is equivalent to about one month's operational expenses. By that I mean one month of operating my business AND my house AND my personal expenses.
My little business is nothing really to brag about, but THAT is a lot of money! After all, I live in affluent Calgary. It's not cheap to live here. I had a friend move from Calgary to somewhere in nowheresville Saskatchewan because of the simple fact she couldn't afford to live and operate a business here.
Of course, this is going to be a short-term little thorn in my side and things will look better in a few days (hopefully) but it sure is unsettling.
Ah, the joys of being an entrepreneur!