Sunday, September 30, 2007

Not so easy like Sunday morning. . .

This week has been hellacious. I'm a little better, but not great. It's funny when you're face to face with something you've spent the majority of your adult life avoiding. In any event, I'm trying to do things to keep myself busy. One of my major issues: I'm a broke mutha-shut-yo-mouth.

1. I really need to get on my writing grind. I want to get articles and such out there, but don't know where to start. Ideas?

2. I still want to get my staffing agency business off the ground. Again, no clue where to start. Now that I have extra time on my mental, I guess I can go back to the drawing board on that.

3. An immediate solution (and I promise death to all who laugh) is that I am now a Mary Kay consultant. I need money, people buy the stuff, and did I mention I need money. Plus, this leads back into that extra time on my mental thing. We'll see how this works in six months. This job requires dresses and skirts. Lord save us all.


Another Conflict Theorist said...


1) One of the things I was told by people "In The Know" was that, if I wanted to start writing professionally, I should begin by submitting writing samples to small, local publications. So, in your area, you might want to start with the Montgomery Journal or a similar publication just to get started. Once you're writing for a paper (no matter the size) regularly, larger entities will begin to take you more seriously as a professional writer.

2) I'm afraid I don't have much advice for this one. What I will say is that many businesses are started by TWO or more like-minded people. If you know someone who is trustworthy, has similar goals and isn't afraid of hard work, I would try to build something with him or her.

3) Nothing wrong with Mary Kay. They're headquartered out here (Dallas, TX). A lot of people have made a lot of money doing what they assumed would only be temporary work.

Last but not least, I know I don't need to remind you of this but you happen to be living in one of the most high-cost areas in the country. One of the main reasons we moved from DC/VA/MD a few years ago is because we wanted to be able to buy a decent house. We knew we couldn't do it there and buying back in NY, fugedaboudit! In the Dallas area, you can buy a nice single family house for around $175,000. Believe it or not. Perhaps the Breez should think about blowing out of the Area.

Breez said...

Thanks, on all counts.

I have thought of it, often. However, it's hard to decide where to go from here. Plus I don't want to uproot my kids and bring them to a place that they'll hate. Trust me though, every time I hit my one year mark, I question if this will be my last year in the "Murrlund urrea." Lol.

Another Conflict Theorist said...

Yeah, I was thinking about the difficulty of just picking up and leaving. That's murder on a kid.

How come them cats can't pronounce the name of their own state? Talking about, "Merlin" like it's the magician or something.

Another Conflict Theorist said...


Where ya at? It's been over a week.

Breez said...

To quote the great Ricard Pryor:

"I ain't dead yet *#%!@*$!"

There should be a post at the end of the day.