Greetings from The Holistic Wellness Center! 🙂
Spending another Saturday at the clinic. I havenâ€™t been writing much about the Husbandâ€™s acupuncture business, but I have to say that things are going really well! We decided recently to offer the first visit for free, and itâ€™s been amazing. The free appointment has really motivated a lot of patients who want to try alternative medicine to come in.
Iâ€™ve been working at the clinic about four days a week. Itâ€™s hard to have the Husband boss me around!
I never, ever thought Iâ€™d be 26, own my own business, and be married to a man who also owned his own business. Itâ€™s a little strange (um, when did I become an adult!). Owning your own business is hard â€“ I kind of miss the days when we both got bi-monthly paychecks from other people and our insurance was paid for. The grass isnâ€™t necessarily greener on this side. Building a medical practice from the ground up has taken a lot of work on the Husbandâ€™s behalfâ€¦ But itâ€™s a lot of fun. I walked into the clinic this morning and just thought, â€œI am SO proud of him!â€ To have something tangible (the clinic) after so many years of schooling and so much money invested in his education and start-up costsâ€¦
There are so many things to think about when opening a practice: insurance, advertising, supplies and equipment, MONEY. We actually havenâ€™t taken out a business loan yet, which I consider a small miracle. It hasnâ€™t always been easyâ€¦ but now that heâ€™s regularly seeing patients â€“ itâ€™s awesome! I really like to work at the clinic and talk to the patients that are seeing great results, too. It makes me happy. 🙂
One thing that does not make me happy: being trapped at the coffeemaker-less clinic. I trudged my way to Caribou Coffee in between patients for some caffeine.
Sweet relief! We need a coffeemaker and a refrigerator. Maybe next fiscal yearâ€¦
And hereâ€™s another fun packed lunch. Iâ€™m getting better at packing lunches by planning and making extras when I cook other meals.
In the mix:
- Roasted broccoli
- Sundried tomatoes
- Whole wheat cheese tortellini
- Grilled tofu
All cold. It was delish.
The whole picture â€“ food was on the chair. 🙂
Back to work I go!
PS â€“ I have been fantasizing about a vacation in St. Thomas a lot. I blame House Hunters International. Seriously. I am going to find $4,000-odd that I donâ€™t need for more practical things, like the business, taxes, home buying, or baby making, and go on a tropical vacation.
â€œIt takes years of hard work to become an overnight success.â€ What are you working towards?