Day after day I keep reading in the news about how the economy is headed down the tubes; food and energy costs are set to go through the roof . So what do I do ? I have started a business with a friend.
It's not like I'm wanting to make a ton of money . My plan is that it will be enough to supplement my meager pension, should I decide to take early retirement.
The idea for the business has been kicking around for awhile . Having a regular paycheck makes it easy to procrastinate about these things. Now though, both of us are unhappy with work and uncertain about our futures ( more so me) . Then last night my friend came up with the perfect name for the business and that was it, I decided to go ahead and register a domain name . The start up costs are minimal , so if it doesn't work out it's no great loss. We both of us have the summer off to work on it and see how it goes.
It's great for me because I'll be able to work from home, since most of it will be internet based. Then it won't matter what time I work or don't work . I won't have to worry about how I look or how I feel and if my face starts twitching again, I won't have to worry about anybody seeing it.
Besides that, I really need some kind of project to keep me going.
I know that having a business with a friend could be a disaster. I've seen it happen time after time through dealings with clients in my real job. People have high expectations , big dreams, don't look at the negatives , and it all ends up in tears.
Well I'm willing to take a chance. I don't see things getting better for me at my real job and truthfully, I'm not up to a long drawn out battle with management.
It sure beats my alternative plan , which is to take early retirement and get a job as a greeter at Wal Mart. Yes, I really was considering that.
While I was organizing this thing I decided to see if there was a good movie on Drive In Classics .
What do you know ! "First Men in the Moon" 1964, was on. Haven't seen it since I was a girl.
It was one of my favourite sci fi films, with cool aliens and decent special effects . Seeing it again I found it just as good as when I was 10.