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I’m now the owner of a yet to exist small business. Meaning we’re still working out all the kinks. I’ve not been giving as much feedback, except where asked, as this is not as much of my project, but the huz’s .. Almost 2 months ago, I posed the question to him, “What would you want to do with the rest of your life if money was not an issue?” His response was he wanted to Fly. So, he started looking into what it would take. After some research, there were no jobs for him in that field out here where we live. - While he may not remember, I do. He gave up this line of search..and went looking for another way to support the family.
Now, Side note. For the last approximately 6 years, his job loss frequency has increased. I told him somewhere around 2010, it’s time to change career paths. Yes, 3 years ago. I’d seen the pattern increasing. The divine/fate had other plans for him. We had “toyed” with the idea previously of getting him his pilot’s license. However, because of the then current circumstances, it just wouldn’t have been attainable. I wonder if he remembers me telling him it’s probably a time for career change?
So, here we sit, with a business plan going into second draft, and the huz moving forward with getting funding for getting his commercial pilots license. We have set up an indegogo campaign http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/following-the-dream-to-reality/x/482351 . We only have a few tiers of “perks”, but we’re working on it. This is a life-long dream of his, to fly that is. I’ve gone as far as to suggest once the business is established, the non-profit we can create. It’s really and truly a brilliant idea. We live in a little touristy town. There’s not many opportunities for learning valuable life skills. So, I had proposed creating a flight school for kids to be able to learn. Of course anyone else could attend, but the focus would be on kids wanting to learn to fly. We want it to be affordable for them to learn. The only other really big career choice for this area is lobster fishing. The main business season here runs from April to November. At any rate, it’s an incredible undertaking. We could really use your support, in anyway you’d like to give it. Sharing my post, donating to the first ‘real’ phase of our business, or anything else you can think of.
This is more than just someone wanting their pilot’s license. It’s a dream, it’s a big one I’ll give you that, but it’s what my husband wants to do with the rest of his life and support his family in the process. I support him in his decision. Honestly, I’ve always loved the idea of flying as well. I just won’t pursue it until the time is right. I’m still working on building Twin Pixie Media & Gifts. (I’m all sorts of legal now ^_^)
Let me ask you, what would you like to see as a perk for donating in this first phase? It still feels a bit empty, and not friendly enough.
Please chime in. If your ideas are great and for us “do-able” we’ll add them in!
I know better than to do anything of real importance during Mercury Retrograde. I know it’s a time for reflection and review. It’s not time to start anything or make large decisions (like moving your blog to a different host). Me, being a Gemini, got a bug up my ass about needing to move my blog to save money. I searched and sourced many people. I got contacted by a small little company. (and yes, i do mean small) Got a REALLY great deal for the year. A little more than $20 to host my blog with them on their servers. COOL!!! I was thinking this would save me about $150 a year on hosting fees. After I had renewed my domain name (this time for a 2 year stint), I was off. At first everything was going great. I had REduced my cash output, I had REflected on ways to further save money, I was REdoing a lot of stuff. Moving my blog ‘then and there’, however, was a bad thing. There have been little irritating problems since. Problems saving and transferring files, initially the site was too big (only to find out later it’s not), then a hacker got into the site, there was a memory bug problem, then once all that was resolved, the server crashed – short downtime. (Can you hear Mercury laughing at me? cuz it was loud lol!) Server is fixed, the site’s not moving like molasses anymore. My plug-ins aren’t working right. So, I’ve spent the last 24 hours fixing them.
All this, just because I *HAD* to move my blog right then, instead of waiting a few more weeks. *sigh* Lesson is completely learned. ~Patience is key, when your ruling planet is retrograde. In this case, Mercury. All the REdoing, REvisiting, REflecting, and more wasn’t gonna save my stupid tush from the blunder this was. Every time something else happened, I honestly just laughed. It was like a comedy of errors. What can you do, but laugh at it and keep moving forward.
The owner of the company, was fantastic. Worked really hard to make my move easy, when i know he must of been going out of his mind. I wonder if he was really up for the challenge that moving my blog posed for him. I did tell him that if all goes well, and I am happy with the overall performance with his company, i’ll be hosting another site with him, and be sharing his information with others as well.
Time will tell. For now? I’ve gotta get back to updating my Etsy shop, Loading Buffer, and making more jewelry for stock. I’m gonna need A LOT more if I even want to fully participate in the Craft shows & fairs this year.
Have a great weekend!
Occasionally I’ll be hit with inspiration of word. Today was one such day. So for a change of pace, I’ll share with you what I wrote, on a whim.
To The Stars I Reach
To the stars I reach
with hope unbound
To the Stars I Reach
my feet off the ground
I can’t look back
not just yet
lest fear grab hold
To the stars I reach
as dreams unfold
To the stars I reach
for life’s destination is
Have a Blessed Day!
What I was fearing..after seeing the patterns over the past 10 years , has happened once again. I’m trying very,very hard to not panic. The huz was fired this morning. Granted he’d been actively looking for other employment. As we were barely getting by on what he was making. I’d gone as far as to tell him a few days ago, that his boss was trying to get him to quit. He played it off as he’s that way to everyone. Maybe so, to an extent.
We were JUST starting to climb out! We were JUST starting to get back on our feet, when the universe pulls the rug out from under us again. I want to scream “IT’S NOT FAIR!!” seriously.. why us? What lessons are we just not getting? I already foresaw this happening, trying to figure out how to put food on the table..there’s a local food pantry, that’s open Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. guess I’m going over there to see about getting some food items to stretch..but that’s not gonna cover the cost of diapers and soy milk. the 2 absolutes for our house. All this on the heels of yesterday’s dragons i had to slay.. which now.. seems meaningless because well it’s “JUST a WEBSITE” but it was for our business – Beyond the Willows. Perhaps i jumped the gun.. but i didn’t want to be relying on a 3rd party for selling much longer.. looks like for now I’ve got no choice..
I’m trying to not freak out here..but well it’s only 8am and my world has gone to the shitter once again.. *sigh* I’m really not looking for hand outs..just a hand up! because this shit sucks!