I’m not talking about Christmas really. Although it is coming as summer slowly works it’s way through this year’s adventure.
I’m just so bored and I have all these ideas percolating, and of course they will all be monumental successes. At least that’s what I love telling myself.
I had been offered to go back to work helping Jill a day or so a week. But I had turned it down because I didn’t want her dependant on me while I was trying to get those county jobs.
So I can still go back but she’s hired someone else already to start in October and I am not sure I want to take on a temporary job working so close to people. Plus she limited her clients down to 4 a day. So I’ll make less money and with the commute and stress and exposure it just doesn’t seem logical for me to take it.
So, I think for now I’ll concentrate on the translation tests. One is in November and the other next part is in summer. So that’s a project I need to start on. But I’m also thinking of starting a non-profit.
I’ve thought about it for a long time. It just never seemed realistic because where was I going to find the time? Where was I going to find the energy? How would that help me support my kidlets?
But now I’m thinking why not try? This is me showing up for life, trying to do something positive and make a difference where I am. Is it distracting me from other things? Is it unrealistic? Is it even possible? I’m going to go with “who knows, maybe” on all of those.
I’ve always wanted to create a community center with a thrift store attached for its revenue. A place with a meeting room, where anyone in the community can set up events like: teenage knitting group, grievance group, Al-Anon group, art studio, writers and reading group, kids and mom play group, on and on.
I believe if I could find a suitable large enough location, the community preschool and the chamber of commerce eho also need a permanent home could be housed there and that would be a great win/win for the entire community. But that seems a huge stretch being that there are limited commercial locations in this city.
I also envision managing volunteers who could provide beneficial services to the community, paint over graffiti, clean parks, on and on. Right now I’m just barely getting my feet wet figuring out all that is needed to start a non-profit. For starters it needs a board of directors and if I want to get paid a salary I can not be on it. But money isn’t the objective here at all.
I made $250 last week on eBay working a few hours. Granted I should also count all the work that happened beforehand to get that item sold, but still. On a personal financial level once once I get all the crap sorted out so my backyard stops looking like Sanford and Sons and reorganize my garage I’ll start selling things for myself. I am not super interested in taking clients right now. But we will see, I’m also not gonna completely close up shop.
It’s just nice to have things to do, goals, things to plan and look forward to achieving. I should be doing this on a personal level too. I want to be more active. I want to stop watching so much TV. I am taking baby steps: eating less sugar, trying to abstain from alcohol, make less deep fried foods and much less junk food. It’s a good start.
And I’ll keep visions of sugar plums going as long as I can. Although I already made the mistake of telling my mom about the non-profit and she is trying her best to talk me out of it.
Ahhhh…. the joys of having a supportive parent. 🙄🙄🙄 But, I take it all in stride. This is, after all, the same woman who made it a point to completely dissuade me from becoming a real estate agent to then turn around a few years later and become one herself and then absolutely refuse to admit she ever stopped me in the first place.
Yea….good times. 😒😒😒
All I can do is laugh.