Back to Where I Came From

This week I’ll be signing my son up for his Freshman year at LSA so that’s a strong signal that summer is about over and my youngest is on his way to adulthood. Neither reality impresses me a whole lot, although I do love fall!

Life has been very busy as I work a full-time job and continue to build up my own online business. I don’t like being this busy because, well, one I’m getting old and it’s really hard on my body and mind, and two, I can’t participate in the community like I used to.

I used to volunteer regularly at Scovill Zoo and I’d like to get involved with my church and local conservation organizations and efforts but there just isn’t the time. I can hardly find time or energy to even write blog post but that’s going to be changing.

I’ve set October 30th as my last day at my full-time job. By then I’ll have enough bills paid off and hopefully have my business built up enough to cover the rest of the monthly bills.

I know what I should be doing and what I’m cut out for but I have to pay off some bills and build up my savings first before I can do those things. Oh, such is life!

And I set October 30th as my last day at my job because I enjoy Halloween and that’s always been the time of year when I feel most refreshed. A lot of people believe spring is the time for new beginnings, and it is, but fall really perks me up.

On that note, that’s something I hate about having a “job”. When I was in college on the quarter based system there was always change and newness to look forward to – something more to learn. There was also a sense of accomplishment after finishing another round of tough classes.

With work there’s no change, no rewards, no sense of anything really. It just goes on and on and on. There’s nothing to look forward to but an occasional 3-day weekend and maybe a week vacation. Oh boy!

With my own business I can reap the fruits of my labor. What I put into it, I usually get back out. I can try new things and although not all of those things work, I thoroughly enjoy the challenge.

If there’s anything I’ve learned from working for others is that I was born to be self-employed (haha) but it’s more than that. I want, no need, to have the freedom to be active in this city again.

It’s not that I have anything more special than anyone else to contribute but I simply feel the need to contribute and not being able to kills me a little more inside daily.

So, I’ve got something to look forward to and goals to meet. I love that. It’s what I need. I’ll see you in October! Lord willing.

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