Last week after I returned home from the first leg of my Lovesick Expo travel, I was rushed to the ER and ended up having emergency abdominal surgery. I was in the hospital for a week, and am looking at another four weeks of recovery.
This is seriously fucked up… but you know what’s amazing? What has literally made me cry, sometimes more than once a day? The fact that the team of people who I work with at the Offbeat Empire is so amazing that even when I get hit by a metaphorical bus, the sausage factory barely even winced.
As a small business owner, I think most of us have that niggling fear of “…but what if something happens to me? Does it all fall down?”
The answer, when you work with people as awesome as I do is no, it does not fall down. The people I work with recalibrated, shifted gears, and kept right on working that magic they work so well. The questions for me are backing up, and of course this isn’t sustainable… but the fact that the one time I was like, “Oh hey, what’s up with this thing?” the answer was “Yeah, already done and in fact we’re two steps ahead of you — get off your laptop and and get back to resting, asshole”? Tears, you guys. Tears.
As for me? I’m going to get off my laptop and be in recovery mode for several weeks, but you’ll see me around here and there.