Thursday, May 13, 2004

Other Ways of Generating Income.... Other than a Job, that is....

I really want to be financially free.. .and I *KNOW* of many ways to do it. At least I've been exposed to bunches of them. But just "knowing" isn't "doing".

Writing a novel, a book on writing, and a sort of fictionalized autobiography from my time on Guam.
Writing online coursework/lessons for things such as English Grammar and Composition, Japanese, Russian, Spanish, Sciences, and Photography and so on.

I've seen proof that these ways work. How do I get off my butt and do something about it? And many of them do not require a lot of investment of my money--only an investment of my time. Which, when unemployed, I have a lot. Now that I'm trying to do three jobs at a time, my free time is more rare.
Although I *am* glad that I spent some time working on the above webpages as a way to clarify in my head the concepts of these different income ventures.

Why have I known about these things for the past 30 years, but have not been able to get out there and do it?

And why can I not do it now. If I have a place to be during the day, that does not mean that I can't be doing something when I get home to make a more secure future.

The humdrum boring and deadly dull and yet stressful world of the corporate cubicle is not the place I intended to be when I got out of college with my BIOLOGY degree. I *did* enjoy teaching--immensely... loved the fieldtrips, the lab experiments, interaction with students, the development of tests and assessments, and so on. Didn't like the bureaucracy, however... but that was minor. Sort of. Also enjoyed the great amount of free time that teachers tend to get. (Even though the pay reflects this in that it's extremely low... you don't get paid for the time you're not there....) But *that's* ANOTHER story....

So... what to do. I *have* to get off my butt and start preparing for retirement. For a lifestyle I'd *RATHER* have.... because this living from paycheck to paycheck SUCKS!....

... aaargh... back to the saltmines...

2 comments:

Daedalus said...

living by paycheck to paycheck does suck. i'm tired of it. i, too, would like to finish the novel, but inspiration is lacking because of 9-5. ugh.

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