Before Chris left his own former career he had mentioned that he saw us working side by side someday in the future and expressed that this was a dream he had conceived of long before we met. He reiterated this dream many times after he left accounting and started hinting that he and I could do great things working together. With some trepidation I left my last job Jan 15, 2016 and I haven't looked back since. Ok, that is a bald faced lie but it sounds better than, "I had flashbacks for two solid weeks after I left." It is no secret that my last career was a challenging one filled with incompetent management and more BS than your usual run of the mill office job. Having said that, I very much enjoyed the relationships I had cultivated with my coworkers and found a great deal of satisfaction in the work I did. Needless to say I had mixed feelings about leaving. I put all of my fears aside and took the plunge and I can honestly say this is the most job satisfaction I've ever had.
My base camp is the upstairs office/guest bedroom as I find this space has the best lighting for my purposes. Chris has explained his set up in previous posts so i won't go into detail here. The best part of working essentially for myself is that I am no longer at the mercy of other peoples incompetence. Yes, I know that sounds harsh but hear me out. The only ineptitude I must deal with now is my own and when I get annoyed or upset with myself for not getting something as quickly as I would like, myself forgives me almost immediately. Another terrific perk is working all by my lonesome in the office. When I am swearing up a storm and cursing the very creator of a particularly frustrating issue there is no one around to offend or annoy which, for those who know me best, is a real blessing.
Now, we come to the question I am asked most when I tell people I work with my partner: "can you two even work together?" A large part of my decision on whether to join Chris full time was based upon that very thought. I pondered for some time weighing the pros and cons (and writing them out because I love lists) and discovered that I had no clue. I certainly thought we could but I was far from sure so, for the first time in my professional life I took a massive leap of faith. I can say without hyperbole that it was the best decision of my life thus far. Not only do I enjoy working with Chris (albeit in a different area of the house) I prefer it now. We have a great routine and enjoy bouncing ideas off one another. We have disagreements just like all coworkers however, unlike the typical office setting we have a strong foundation of love and understanding so any disagreements are always respectful and resolved quickly (unless of course I think I'm right in which case we argue until Chris gives up).
In all seriousness, I love the journey I am on and have zero regrets after joining the Stamp world. I am looking forward to growing with our business and being a regular on this blog. Alright, enough break blogging it is time to get back to the grind!
Stamp Geek, out!