March 20, 2020
This is part of a weekly journal I'm keeping about my side-hustle, SendView.
Since my update last week, COVID-19 has almost completely shut down the industry I work in during the 9-5. Starting Thursday afternoon, one-by-one virtually every ski resort in the country announced they would be closing for at least a week, but usually for the season.
And with those closures came a lot of uncertainty.
Will layoffs eventually have to happen if resorts can’t open again soon? Will hours get cut back? I have no idea what the answer is, but I know one thing: I’m less concerned that I would have been a few years ago.
Why? Well, there are a lot of reasons. But one of them, without a doubt, is SendView. This project has given me three things:
- Confidence: that I have the skills to create revenue completely on my own
- Income: we have a little coming in, so it’d be there if needed
- Hope: it’d give me something to put my energy into rather than just worry
I hope we can pull through as a company and industry. I believe we can. But regardless of what happens in the short or long term, this little side-project – along with my savings, simple lifestyle, and a few other smart moves we’ve made – has given me a really comforting mental boost during a really strange time.