As most of you who have been following this blog may already have surmised, my little adventure in hotshot trucking has had a lot(!) of ups and downs. Lately there have been more downs that ups, but that all changed this week.
My most favorite and best local customer suddenly kicked things into high gear, and it looks like I’ll be running a lot more for them in the future. In fact, I ran hard for them all week and am actually glad that the weekend is here so I can catch my breath.
It’s been a while since I actually needed a weekend to recover, probably since sometime around the end of April, considering that things pretty much came to a screeching halt sometime in early May. Business hasn’t been quite dead, but it was definitely on life support…
I suppose it’s just another example of how unpredictable hotshotting really is, but for a change, it’s a really, really good example. It’s nice to feel encouraged and positive about the future, and I think I’ll spend this weekend just enjoying that feeling while it lasts. (Knock on wood!)
But… I’m not tempting fate by believing that things can’t and won’t change at some point in the future. And there’s no way to know when that change might happen. It could be next week, next month, or next year. Then again, it might stay good for a good long while. That’s certainly what I’m hoping for.
So, I’ll also keep all of the above in mind, be grateful for the good, and prepare for the bad.
And that just about sums up hotshot trucking in a nutshell… Enjoy it when it’s good but don’t take it for-granted, and always sock back enough to survive on when it’s not so hot.