But that means more time to work on my business (yay!). Luckily I came in a "close second" when applying for the full-time position at my part-time retail job. Looking at my finances I had decided a full-time job was necessary (especially with no tandem money coming in) so applied and was really hoping to get the position. It went to a girl with more experience, and after getting over the ego deflation of coming in 2nd, things started looking brighter. Especially when I flew 5 tandems the weekend after I found out. Then I was flat-out *relieved* I didn't get the job.
Then my first order of t-shirts and varios came in! I was so excited I took a bunch of pictures. Here's everything sorted with invoices:
Excited how the t-shirts turned out:
Even Bob misses paragliding
My mom lives about an hour away, so I drove in to see her and ended up visiting with 3 different friends who live in the area. All of them were immensely supportive of what I'm doing and gave me great advice...so although I'm technically alone running my business there is such an amazing group of people surrounding me that I know I'll succeed. It's hard sometimes to ask for help as I'm an only child who likes doing things myself. But you really can't do it alone! I've met some fantastic new friends that I'm doing business with and it's wonderful being able to talk about our dreams of how we want our companies to grow. Competition does exist in the paragliding world of course, just like anywhere else, but I'm lucky to have avoided that so far and just seen the other side, full of support and encouragement. I think I'm going to like it here.