Wow! It's been far too long since the last post. I was sort of hoping Dan would put his two cents in... eventually. Oh well...
Since the last post, a lot has been going on. The direction in which to move forward is unclear at this point. What I do know: I want to be in control of when I work, how often I work and I really want to be able to keep weaving.
Grooming is slow, weaving sales are slow. It became apparent that I needed to find some other source of income. Which is exactly why I'm still working in the little grocery corner store in town. When I first started the job, my priority switched from working towards my ideal life to getting the hell out of there ASAP.
I still detest the inability to decide when I want to work, but I have noticed a few advantages to this particular job. Not a lot is expected of me, so I can get some reading done. I like my coworkers and it's like having a little work family. And I really enjoy the social aspect of interacting with all the customers. Still... I would like to find something else. Not something that isn't what I want to do AND doesn't pay well.
I came across the opportunity for a new job. A receptionist for the World Financial Group branch in town. Now, as a way out of working for minimum wage, I jumped at the opportunity. It's a big move. There is a 600 dollar start-up fee because I require to get licensed to sell insurance. That way when I'm arranging appointments and talking with clients, I am licensed to actually talk about it without getting in major ca ca.
I've been taking advantage of my reading time at work to study for this license test. As I've worked at it for the last few weeks, though, I've noticed a dramatic decrease in weaving and grooming. And the other day, it had occurred to me that I need to decide what's most important. The cost of getting into this means that if I start, I really should keep at it for a while. So what happens to my own businesses? Do I put them on hold for a while and make it easier on myself to make a bit of money. Work my ass off to keep them barely afloat so that I don't have to start right from scratch? Or just stay at BV foods and keep working on my businesses as is?
I'm remaining indecisive on this as of now, so I'm just going along with it. Kinda doing everything. Hope I can make a decision before I burn out.