Did you guys miss me? I missed you!
It’s funny. My blogging has fallen off so much over the years. However, the minute I first forgot to pay for hosting and then couldn’t afford to pay said hosting I wanted to blog. I had all the things to say. This is going to be a long one, so maybe grab some coffee and get comfortable. There’s shit going on!
Since I had lost my job I was broke. How broke? So broke that I was contemplating homelessness and sleeping in my car. Ok. We all know that wasn’t going to happen, but I was still ready to take this show on the road if necessary. Nevermind that I have 3 different family members I could go live with as well as numerous friends. My ass was going to be homeless.
This kind of opened my eyes to a whole lot of things. Like, how far are most of us from being homeless? I was maybe 2 paychecks (or a month) away. According to the studies that I’ve read, that’s actually better than most.
This fear of poverty, homelessness, and the never ending grind that is life has propelled some of my future decisions.
I was constantly searching for work that first month. I still am searching, but at a much more relaxed pace. Mostly because I had a large windfall of cash and am quite comfortable for the time being. I can take a bit of time to find work that I want to do. Not that I have to do.
With that said, my father announced that he will be retiring from his business next year. He’d like to train me to take over said business. This is pretty significant pay cut during my training period, but once I’m fully in charge I stand to make anywhere from $20,000 to $45,000+ a year over what I used to make. It’s going to be hard work and there can’t be any slacking. People will depend on me blah blah blah.
Now, we’re still working out the details on all of this. I still might high tail it and run, but it would be pretty stupid if I did. We’re trying to put in place everything we need to see if this will work and make sure it goes smoothly. It *may still fall through. I hope not.
I’m also working on a few small ventures of my own. Including getting some consulting gigs and maybe trying my hand at organic puppy treats. (Don’t judge me, bitches. It beats going to an office everyday!)
I’m staying in South Florida, hopefully taking over the family business, and life seems to be pretty ok.
Now let’s talk about fun stuff. Running!
Despite little Miss Willow chewing up my Garmin:
small amounts of running and fitness are happening.
I’ve had to pull back a bit due to some plantar fascitis issues. I got refit for orthotics and a bit of therapy on my foot so should be back up to speed shortly. I’m gunning for a winter/spring half and MAYBE a summer full. We shall see how things go.
For now, I just wanna do a 5k in December to give myself a goal. More deets on that later.
All right. I’m out. Promise to get over here a bit more. Oh shit. I forgot something…
I’M BUYING A HOUSE!!!!
Haven’t found one yet. Just shopping. But hope to be outta this place by the end of the year. More deets on that as well!