I have posted so many negative things going on that I wanted to post a few positive things.
I am going forward from this but it is a slow process. It is so slow that it is more like a crawl and I don’t mean like a baby crawls. I mean like a turtle or a snail or slug. “Slow and steady wins the race”, right? I sure hope so because this is slow but steady progress.
A while back I opened an eBay account. I believe that people make money on eBay and I wanted to sell things around my house with a future goal of purchasing items on sale or clearance and selling those items. I sold some items but then quit doing it. A little over a week ago, I listed 4 items on eBay. All of those items have sold and I will be shipping them out tomorrow. I hadn’t listed anything for over a year and I think this is just further confirmation that I am headed in the right direction.
On April 8th, I purchased Be a Free Range Human by Marianne Cantwell. I had previously started reading a sample of it and completed the purchase on this day. I have found, and it has been said that the only way to get the most out of this type of book is to do the exercises. I have been doing them. This book is wonderful. I highly recommend it to anyone thinking of leaving the “job” world or if you are thinking of starting a side business. It is an easy read and the exercises are great. They are revealing and definite confirmation if you have ever done any exercises like this before.
I am going forward from all this. Stick with me and we will do this together. If you are looking to go forward from this (whatever “this” might be for you), keep reading and moving even if it is at a snails’ pace.
Today was a hard day. Not hard emotionally or physically, just hard because I did not want to be at work. I wanted to be home, posting on here, cleaning house, making jewelry and listing things on eBay. Yes, I am a multi-tasker. I must have noise in the back ground but it has to be appropriate to what I am doing. Like right now, I am watching re-runs of Criminal Minds (one of my favorite shows), I have eBay mobile open and I’m listing items while typing this.
My mentor discusses something she calls “multiple profit centers”. I am working on it. I am tired of working for someone else. I want to make this work without a job, at least one where I am working my tail off to make someone else’s dreams come true. It is time for my dreams to start coming true. Two of my mentors have children and they ran their own businesses when they were raising their children and still run those businesses today. So I know this can be done despite what all the critics and naysayers tell me. I am working on it. I am not only doing all of that but I am attempting to simplify my world.
Part of simplifying my world is to get rid of things that are just taking up space. You see I have a life-long dream of having a small farm. I want gardens and goats, rabbits and chickens. I don’t want a big place just something small. I thought I found that. I rented a piece of property that I later signed papers on to purchase. It has an old mobile home on it but it is almost ½ acre and plenty of room for what I want. There is one HUGE obstacle. My parents live on one side of me. Now to clarify, I am not buying the place from them but they are right here. It was nice for a while. It has however, stifled me! I do not like it these days.
I want to dress how I want to dress and not have to listen to my mom tell me that it….shows too much, is too tight, does not match, that I need to do something with my hair, that it looks dry, that it looks oily, that my color is “okay”….I want to figure out who I am. I want my children to be able to play outside. I want my children to see me happy and for them to be happy. I want to plant gardens in my front yard. I want to have my dogs in the house when I want them there. I have to change a lot of things in my world and theirs. This is just the beginning of things to come.