Wednesday, February 10, 2010

The land of opportunity part 2

Well, I think what brought this about for me is a comment i made. A fellow blogger posted a question in the forum. He was in need of some advice. His situation is not something that i am currently dealing with but,  it did make me think: i should take my own advice.
 I told him to "harness the time he does have".
I tend to procrastinate a little, and push things right to the deadline. I'm not saying that i waste time totally and completely.(ok maybe when arguing with trolls). Some of you know my work situation or lack there of. I have, and continue to make a  valiant effort at finding a job. I have made constructive use of my time on this, but what I'm really talking about here is the rest of the time. I do not fit in a box, and I have always nodded my head to a different beat. This makes the traditional 9-5 a little difficult. Unfortunately the reality for me right now is, i need to do something.
 At almost four months into being jobless I'm feeling like i could be pursing more. Other avenues. Things I have not had the time to do. Creativity is a gift not to be wasted. I feel that sometimes i waste this gift and , the opportunity it could present. Instead on searching high and low for a mind numbing, nothing job, why not use this time to discover what i can do on my own. What i have already done on my own....... "harness the time he does have".
 I left a pot of water boiling on the stove. I forgot about it. The water was boiling down. What was it boiling down too?
 The almighty dollar. Now listen i like money as much as the next person. In fact i would love to have pots of it boiling down all over my kitchen. I however do not.
 The fact that i have 5 children and , a beautiful fiance to support leaves my thoughts really conflicted on all of this. I would love to start a business. My own business. On a shoe string. Ground up. With a large family like mine that does present a bit of apprehensiveness. Maybe its fear. Fear that has been crammed down our throats by society. You can't do that. How are you going to do that? Just get a real job. It takes money to make money.........
 Maybe the current state of the U.S. is the opportunity. The real  opportunity.


PCDee said...

Nice posts... these past few years have been difficult for so many people - that taking risks seems like an assanine idea. I disagree.
Sounds like you are well versed at running your own shop and so why the hell not open a coffee/skater shop?


Starts with one said...

Yes the last few years have been crazy. i have been divorced, gained full time custody of 3 kids, fell in love with a long time love; that landed me with 2 more kids....never mind the financial roller yes take a few risks.Why not? i don't think i could be much worse than the current situation. Financial that is.

I enjoy your blog very much. The parenting classes,i don't even want to start!

Starts with one said...

Well, start talking of them, i long since completed that mandated hell.

Miss Snooky said...

Hi, this is actually the first time I have visited your blog but I am in a similar boat to you. Granted I don't have kids or a fiance but I do know the fear of trying to start your own buisness. I would love to start my own online store for the art that I make but like you say there is fear. When I tell people what I want to do they often say I should just get a real job and to not waste my time on something that has a high chance of failure. If you do one day open your own buisness I wish you the best of luck!

Starts with one said...

Thank you, i know what your me.