Fireworks. Lots of those these days for me.
Let’s begin with the literal type first.
I’ll be selling them from one of those ubiquitous tents that go up in towns across America, during the 4th of July season.
And as it turns out, there is a lot more to making this process go than the ad would have you assume. It’s actually a mini-business and I have a lot of responsibilities to fulfill that I didn’t see coming.
I was seeing fireworks in my brain after the initial 4-hour orientation meeting!
Can’t remember the last time I was required to sit, absorb, and fully comprehend that much shit in one sitting.
But I got the gist of it all.
And I am most definitely NOT a details guy.
They give me a headache.
But I got it.
However, there are a few items I need to rent that I’m not sure how to afford. And there’s the issue with the staff needed to help me run it, as in, I have none, yet.
Hope I can say the same for the recent explosions within my personal world.
I don’t like to go public with some things. Suffice to say, I got handed some “issues” that I wish I hadn’t.
They got me down. Lower than I’ve been in quite a long time.
And yet…I’ll manage these things too.
I have no choice!
Neither do you.
Fireworks are gonna hit, no matter what
We have no choice but to get better at handling them and when the smoke clears, learning from them.
We can always talk about it if you’d like.
These are the things that test us but also temper us.
Fucking character builders man. I hate ’em.
But I can’t imagine where all this wouldn’t be, had I not had my fair share of them.
As Jason Leister always says, “Onward!”
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