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A Notion Of Some Motion!
A Notion Of Some Motion!
So after uploading all of this crap I wrote at work in my sleepy dazed stupor, I fell promptly asleep. And I napped for a couple of hours.
Then I woke up craving honey roasted peanuts, but had none in the house, so had get dressed and make a trip to Wally World to get some. But that's not the important part.
The important part is that, aside for dreaming that I built my own 'daybed' and am tempted to really set myself up a workshop to do it as it gave me some cool ideas, I also dreamt a possible goal to work towards, to give my life direction.
It's weird and quite possibly stupid, but strangely it filled me with hope and excitement all the same.
I want to see if I can turn my living room into a small newage/spiritual/pagan store, that I can run for a couple of hours each day when I get home (for your after-work shopping convenience ... or mine anyway), and run on a full half day on Saturdays.
But wait, that's not all. I also want to turn my sun room into a healing room where I can do massage and energy work on people, by appointment. Of course I'd have to get certified in massage. And where I can give people spiritual counseling, also by appointment, without the stigma of a church's morals. Which will also require a certification I'm sure.
And when I have no customers, which is likely to be often, I can hop online on my accounting computer behind the counter and blog, or watch TV on it, play video games, write novels, and basically do stuff like that. Kinda like I do now since I have no life, except that I guess I'd have to shift my workout time to be either right when I wake up, or right before I go to sleep instead of being right when I get home from work.
There's learning as well as a lot of work on the house to do before I can make any of this happen. And, of course, there's trying to save up the money for inventory, equipment, advertising, etc. as well. It'll probably take at least two years before I can make this (literal) dream a reality.
And I'm not sure about the zoning or other legalities of running a miniature business in my house. But with Circus World Museum's parking lot right across the street from me, I'd certainly never have to worry about parking. It's a weird coincidence, and might also be possible that this region is even zoned for commercial because of CWM's proximity. I don't know. I'll definately have to look into the specifics of the law there. But I do have two front doors, so maybe I can legally use half of my house as a business because the business could have a different point of entry than the home. ??? I think I've heard something like that somewhere before. I don't know.
And I can't help but feel that it's stupid. Surely there's no money to be made doing this in Baraboo. I've a friend running a similar store and he gets no real business. He has to work a night job to pay the bills and barely ever has money to reinvest in inventory. Sometimes I don't even know how he keeps it going.
But then again, he also has no business sense, so maybe that's just him and not a lack of demand. Because he never does have new inventory, and he doesn't hold workshops and discussion groups anymore that attracted people into the store that otherwise might never have stopped by. I don't know. Maybe it's him. Maybe it's the area.
But anyway, it filled my heart with hope. Weird, no? It's at least something to think about.
Well, I'd love to answer everyone's comments for all of my insane entries today, but I really should get back to bed now. I still need more sleep. I'm wiped. Just had to write this down. It's strange, but I almost felt like if I didn't write this in my blog, here, now, that it'd be like turning my back on it and making sure it didn't come true. So I just had to blog it to share it with you all. Weird, no?
7/12/2006 7:20 pm
I lied. I stayed up to answer them all anyway! Silly me. Now I'm really tired. I really should get to bed...|
7/15/2006 1:58 am
You are so funny and cute and erudite. Love reading your posts. In fact, I'm fixing to set aside a few hours today to go thru your blog in peace.|
I LOVE the whole caboodle of your er...'visions' - this is probably the wrong word to use, but I couldn't resist a literary joke. NO, really I do. Am positive I'de come visit the store online when you have it going.
When you have it going. Not if.
And even though I'm skeptical of actually meeting you in person, I'de come for a healing given half the chance. And oh,an airline ticket.