Today has been a really frustrating day, I have not made much progress with the latest food deal I’m trying to negotiate. Basically I’m trying to get several small Italian food makers to supply products to me for import.
The biggest problem is language. I’m having to work out how to get things done accurately, it’s no good sending text to Google translate, because it just doesn’t work. So I have sourced an Italian translation service to help me to get accurate translations from Italian to English, and then from English to Italian.
The problem is this is going slow things down and already is. When they send me an email, I’m having to get it translated, then I’m having to write the reply and get that translated before sending it back. I’m having to do this consistently because I don’t want them to suddenly get an English response and get confused. Thankfully a translation service I’m using are getting the Italian translators backing good time.
On top of that I think that if we get things sewn up by good communication now, it will ease the contract negotiations later.
But basically it is getting a bit frustrating and today I came home and I sunk a couple of bottles of wine and got a bit depressed. I’ve managed to sober up now with some coffee and water and some time, but I’m sitting here writing this a bit frustrated and annoyed. I have to say that I think part of the problem is that I’m a bit lonely. I don’t have a companion talk to and I get a bit lonely at times as well. So I’m thinking this online dating idea might be a good thing for me to look into.
I don’t have a lot of time in my life at the moment, so I’m bit worried that I wouldn’t have time to invest in some new. I would hate to lead somebody on and that not be able to see them, even if I have feelings for them. That will be horrible, but at the end of the day my first priority is my retail business.
Anyway, I’m wandering around on and off different topics now and it’s time for me to get my head straight by going to bed. Tomorrow is another day and I have to wake up with a more positive attitude.