The Struggle of Giving Away Free Products and Services

I love to GIVE. But moving forward, I have to be conscious of where I'm putting our time and funds to, since we are raising a family and running a business.

Being a business owner, there are endless hours of work that I put into my business.. I pay for product, material, advertising + marketing. Just because I have clothing, a camera, etc, doesn't mean it didn't put a dent in my pocket. Thank you to all who have supported my husband and I in our entrepreneurial ventures. We are truly passionate about what we're doing. We put our ALL (labor, research time, and money) into it and want to continue to do it forever. .

This post does not, however say, I don't want to GIFT. There is a huge difference of myself wanting to gift something to you, rather than you asking for something for free. I am so happy that I have been able to to gift so much of my work away, but it gets draining when people start expecting it. I am a GIVER, but I don't want people to take advantage of me.

Putting myself on the otherside. Yes, when I was a teenager, I had my fair share of taking. I have matured and grown to realize the meaning of hard work. I started working when I was 15.5 and moved out when I was 17. Finances weren't easy for my family and I. I am 25 years old now, and I am trying hard not to ask for anything. I don't expect anything for free. I will take care of my own. I will take care of myself, son, and husband. I'm not expecting for anyone to pay for our way for things. We are adults and know that. :)

I thank all my family who have helped me personally. I really could not have been here without you guys.

 

Thanks, rant over..

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