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Jun
25

Hmmm…Maybe I Can

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If you looked at the title, you’re probably thinking ‘What?’  Well, let me get into this a bit.  I decided (about a year or so ago) that I want to make a living online.  A real living.  It’s been slow going at first, but I’ve definitely put some extra cash in my pocket.  I know that if I fill my head with enough knowledge (mostly technical gunk) that someday I can run my business from some little island. I don’t want to have to see any of my customers.  I want my toes to be in the sand and the laptop, well, on my lap.  It’s hard to have the time to really dedicate to my online businesses right now because I’m hangin’ with those little chickies.  But I figured I had some time to get it started, and when they both got to school, I could really put my nose to the grindstone.

I’m seeing lots of opportunities with regards to affiliating and e-commerce, but I’m just lackin’  in the skilz.  I don’t have the time to actually go to school and learn a bunch of programming stuff.  I also don’t have the cash to do it.  I’ve recently checked out this site about Elearning. It’s exactly what I’ve been looking for!  It’s inexpensive and has all the classes I would want to take.  Because I don’t really want (or need) a degree, I can go and learn all the stuff I WANT to learn, and not have to take all those extra ‘filler’ classes.

If I get through a class or two (or three, or four), I should be able to set up a website exactly the way I want.  I think I could squeeze one class in while the kids are in summer rec (maybe), but definitely in the fall.  Chloe will be in preschool three days a week.

Someday, someday I’ll be on that tropical island.  Tony can have his little tiki bar, and I’ll have the laptop.  I’ll get there.  Now as for the rock hard abs that I want?  Well, that may be a little more difficult.  But I’m daring to dream :)

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Mar
26

Life and Fog

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Last week we had an extremely foggy day in Pittsburgh. Or, as Chloe likes to say…’poggy.’ Anyway, on that particular morning I dropped Becca off at Kindergarten, and Chloe off to preschool. As I drove to the restaurant to do some work, I thought about how going through life is a lot like driving in the fog.

Let me explain.

I know my way to the restaurant like the back of my hand. It really didn’t matter that it was foggy at all. My brain knew all the right turns to make. I didn’t have to look for any signs or landmarks. I knew they were there before I even saw them. I think that’s what it’s like going through a comfortable stretch in your life. You just go on auto pilot. You know where you are. You go there every day. It is your every day.

But what if you want to go some place else? I am at a point in my life where I think I know where I want to go. I believe I know what I want. If I were driving in the fog, but wasn’t driving my normal route, it would be a bit more challenging. I would have to look for signs and landmarks where I needed to turn. In life, sometimes I pass these signs up, and have to go around the long way. I don’t have a map, but rather a general idea of where I’m going.

Maybe I need a map.

How about you? Do you know where you want to be? Are you in your same comfortable routine drive, but want to go someplace else? First off, you need to figure out where you’re going. If you are driving around in the fog…no map…and no idea where your final destination is…you will just be driving around.

To be more specific, I know that I would like to make a living online. I have already started doing this (and will be creating a new blog soon about how I make money online), but I’m not making a living. I also want to push Downey’s House a bit further. I’m a little more unsure of exactly what I want here. Will it be an additional location? Will it be another restaurant all together? Not sure. But that’s after the online stuff.

I know that I want to spend time with my children. And I’m doing a pretty good job at that. I know that some day I want to have enough money to enjoy life a bit more. Travel some. Spend time with my husband.

So, what’s the point? I guess it’s this: I’ve made some goals and I’m working towards reaching them. But as I speak with friends and family, most are not quite sure where they’re going. Pick some goals, dammit.

Wow, that was a lot of back and forth babbling. Well, I’m on vacation, and being on vacation means that I get to think about life and where I’m going. Don’t worry. I’ll be back to ‘work’ soon. And I’ll stop being so….um…..’thinky.’

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It’s March in Pittsburgh. March in Pittsburgh is very bi-polar. You have your good days. Last Saturday, it was warm (70 degrees), sunny and just a little breezy. Perfect. This morning it was 26 degrees. Now, it is supposed to go up to 50 degrees today. But, like my father who lives in Florida says, “50 is a ‘down to’ number. Not an ‘up to’ number.” As you probably know by now, I’m really not a snow girl. I honestly believe that I was born in the wrong place. Don’t get me wrong – I LOVE Pittsburgh. The people, the buildings, the architecture, the spirit. But the weather? It sucks. I got to thinking about where I would move to (dreaming, really…I don’t think we’d move until we’re old and gray). One of the options my brain came up with was Arizona. Hurricaines? No. Earthquakes? No. Tornadoes? No. Blizzards? No. The only thing that my folks say about Florida is that it’s sometimes like soup walking out the door – super humid. Not so in Arizona, my friend. I think Arizona is my new fantasy place. So, just to push the fantasy a little further (and aid in my Law of Attraction visualization-thingie), I found this website: SFP and did some poking around. This is the house I’d like to have. And that is the house that I will visualize when I dream of moving some place with perfect weather. But this is more around what I could afford. Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

But if I’m dreaming, I’m dreaming big!

So, if you see me IRL (in real life, that is) and I’m staring off into the distance with a glazed look in my eyes, I’m probably thinking about myself in the warm weather, enjoying my new home.

Just leave me alone to enjoy it.

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