Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Improvement Plan

I expect that by the time I finish this degree, I'll have exercised my discipline muscles to the point that just working full time and taking care of household things will feel like I have a lot of free time.  Instead of filling up that time with TV or socializing, I plan to continue to work full time at Lowe's until I find an accounting type job that pays enough more to justify leaving, or until I have enough money saved up and a business plan with which to go into business for myself.  Of course if I get a nice accounting job quickly, I'll be concurrently working towards saving for and planning my own business ventures.

Be it with a career in accounting or an accounting related field, or when I go into business for myself, my goal is to find myself making money doing something I live for.  Something that gets me out of bed in the morning.  I think, when my career feels like that, I'll come home with the energy to do the homesteading-type things I want to do with our land.  Of course, I want to do plenty of them before that, but I feel like I don't have the time or the discipline to do everything all at once (work full time, school full time, homesteading as much as possible, taking care of the dog, taking care of my wife, etc.).  So I have to pick and choose, and unfortunately right now homesteading seems low compared to many other priorities.

Vaguely, I think that's my current 3-15 year plan.  Graduate, improve my income with an accounting related job, save as much as possible, work towards improving it further with business ventures, find a career that's good for my mental health, start homesteading to whatever extent I want, and earn financial freedom as it's understood today with some paid off, verdant, and fertile land as an insurance policy against the market economy.

Monday, June 6, 2016

Gotta Write

I think too much.  When I set out to do something creative like writing, I think about it way too much before I really start, and before I know it I've tried so hard to be professional about it that I've forgotten to just write.  This time I've decided I'm going to let professionalism come with practice, rather than from sheer force of will from the outset.

So... I don't really feel like a writer.  But sometimes I feel like I want to be.  So I'm just going to, and I'm going to see where it goes.