I woke up this morning feeling so emotional about everything I am doing. I went out on the balcony and just started to cry while having my coffee.
I've been working on my millinery project for 2 years now and I am still waiting on a dream.
Some people know when to give up and accept defeat, I guess I am not one of those people, but sometimes it takes its toll. I'm very tired and my body is weak, and on days like these its hard to stay positive.
When you believe in something so bad and feel that you are doing something that can make a difference, I guess its easy to think that once people know about it they will feel the same and want to help. That you tell your story and people will empathize and share your cause.
But reality is hard. Sometimes you can't even get to the people you would want to reach and maybe you have but then your cause seems so small in a world full of issues.
Its quite disheartening.
A social enterprise is hard work, and has so much more of an emotional investment. Its not easy training people from zero to something, keep them motivated and try to market it and make it grow at the same time. Its a difficult process, much more than running a regular business and can be very frustrating. I think if I learned to delegate then my life would be so much easier, but I guess because everything is so close to my heart its very hard for me.
But for now I'm going to keep at keeping on and cross my fingers for a miracle.