O.K. I haven't written since December, but during that time I found out that sometimes determination isn't quite enough to succeed in business. You need customers! I do have some but not nearly enough to live on. So....

I have decided to get a part time job to supplement my home detailing business. I am applying to every job in my area that I know I can do. I'm finding out though that my resumes are filed away because they feel I am over qualified. Now I have a problem with this. If I do not give my complete work history and education, then I am cheating myself. I have worked extremely hard at learning what I know and I am proud of it. But in order to secure a job, I feel that I should not tell all. Please do not misunderstand me; I'm not saying that entry level is beneath me by any means. What I mean to say is that I am willing to do entry-level work in order to supplement my business income. I would like to find a job that has flexible hours so I can continue to work at my own business. It may still take off and I'd like to be there when it does!

I am still living with my friends, but I am looking for a home of my own. Well, actually a two family home where my middle child and I will live. It is possible to live in the same house, just not the same house. (Are you following this?)

I believe the lesson I have had to learn with a new business, is that you must be aggressive in seeking clients. I am not an aggressive person, and I tend to live life one day at a time and am surely not as concerned with the future as some might think I should be. My father was overly concerned with having money when he got older so he worked hard, invested wisely, had a lot of money, and he still died. So since we will all die eventually, why not live our lives without being aggressive and combative? I would like to think that what goes around, come around. As we build our karma with everything we do, perhaps in the future, there will be a kind, considerate person to care for me! Being a kind, considerate person who cares more about others than myself, it only stands to reason that my future will be all right. (This is my logic; I don't really expect you to understand it!)

This is not to say that I don't like money. As someone said to me " Money cannot buy happiness, but it sure relaxes you!" I will never be rich, as in having lots of money, because I donít think money is as important as people are. It is people who enrich our lives, give our lives meaning and make us feel good. I know if I had unlimited funds, I would be giving it to others. After all, there is always someone who has more problems than we do!

So while it may seem that I have taken a step backwards, I think I have added another lesson to my life that will serve me well in the future. Whatever the future may hold for me, I will embrace it will the fierceness of a lioness protecting her young! (I am woman, "Hear me roar!")

For now I feel like Tarzan looking for the next vine to swing from, and when I find it, I'll grab it, hold on, and see where my next adventure will be.


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