I didn't get the job. I'm disappointed, but not terribly disappointed. I feel at peace and must believe that this wasn't the right path for me at this time. Especially since all of your thoughts and prayers were with me.
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So, side businesses? Lots of people do it, to bring in a little money, and I've been mulling over my options.
I've always been fond of photography, but I learned how to shoot with film. The transition to digital has not been easy. It's almost too complicated, but I'm getting the hang of it. And with the right tools at your disposal, a so-so skill can be bumped up a notch to Pretty Good.
Enter business idea #1. Portraits. For friends of friends, and maybe word-of-mouth could build up a clientele. It'd affordable, obviously, because I'm inexperienced and unofficially trained, but not cheap because I wouldn't want to undervalue my time and talent and send across the message that my pictures are bad.
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Side business #2.
Lots of people I know keep chickens. One uses them for eggs, another for their meat as well, and one is looking into starting a small local business. Well, I know people are always looking for fresh eggs from local, grain-fed chickens, and maybe there are even people who would like their own eggs, but don't have the property or the time and resources to keep chickens. Enter my idea: a kind of co-op where people can keep their chickens; I feed and take care of them for an "accommodation" fee. My folks have plenty of property and a ramshackle but still intact pin I could renovate.
Problems to tackle would be: (1) I'm not a handy-man and wouldn't know where to begin making a secure pin for chickens to keep them safe from the elements and wildlife.
And, yeah, that's pretty much it. Thoughts?
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Side buisness #3.
Take up tutoring again. I was doing this in the fall but when personal issues came to the forefront, I took an indefinite leave of absence. I was tutoring some home-schooled children, which I loved because I had complete freedom to teach how and what wished (also because their mother trusted me), but outside of that, no one seemed to have the spare cash to hire a tutor for what my appropriate hourly fees would be, given my experience and education.
Oh and yes, I am registered on a couple of legit tutoring websites. Never been contacted.
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Why is everyone in the blogosphere talking about running? I hate running. Running and I are like oil and water. How can someone actually enjoy that?
Exercise I sort of enjoy:
- Tang Soo Do
- leisurely enjoying nature
- sightseeing abroad
Starting to see a pattern? They all have alternative motivations unrelated to fitness. I didn't mind Pilates the winter before I got married but have no idea where that DVD is now.
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Dialogue from last evening.
Mom: And then his father said, why don't you ask Scott Hahn himself?
Me: *doodling on the pavement with sidewalk chalk with Squirt*
Mom: So he went to Steubenville and now he's graduating with a degree in theology!
Me: *admiring my hopscotch square*
Sister: I want to do that so bad.
Me: Then go ahead and do it. It's really odd that you would say something like that.
Sister: Christie, I can't just up and go to the Franciscan University!
Me: Oh . . . I thought you were talking about playing hopscotch.
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Also . . . the interactive topics. I promised them, didn't I? This week, I hope, at least one. Conversion Diary!