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Shameless Self-Promotion

Here…we…go…

I have been working hard to get my finance blog up and running. I wanted several posts under my belt before I did some shameless self promotion on here. It still has a long way to go. I will continue to tweak and refine it, but for now, here it is in all its glory: www.lifecheaply.com

piggy bank

I am also thinking about documenting some of my experiences on here about the start up of it. I knew it wouldn’t be simple (like this one), but it has certainly been a learning experience. From picking your host, placement of stuff (even though you have a template!), choosing an ad network, etc. It’s like an ongoing experiment. I just hope I can continue to improve it and eventually make 5 bucks from it lol.

Please, if you have a minute, visit my blog/website about personal finance. You might even learn something 😉

Defeated.

Defeated. Deflated. That’s how I feel. My job is not stressful, but I stress about it. Every day I feel like I am spinning my wheels, working so hard, to never see progress. If I could see progress I would not feel so discouraged and get so stressed. Every day I basically stare at the same number of invoices or higher than the day before. It doesn’t help that my boss will not fight for changes that I suggest. I try to avoid going to my boss with suggestions because I know she will not try to bring them to light. I try to avoid asking her questions because that usually will result in a response which half consists of treating me like a child who has never done this job before, to eventually getting back around to answering my question with a one sentence explanation. I generally like my boss as a person. Just not as my boss. She is very knowledgeable and has been in her current position for a while.
My job is easy, but can be monotonous. I never thought after finding something I enjoy doing, that I would be so eager to leave. It’s an odd and confusing feeling. Maybe if I didn’t care so much and was just a button pusher like so many other people there.
More reason to leave. Find happiness. Coming Soon… hopefully

Corporate is Not for Me

The itch is getting stronger. The ability to sit in a cube is getting harder. I’m tired and unmotivated every day when I go home. I don’t want to live that way. No one should have to. All the more reason to get moving on ideas. We want to start our own business(es).

The more I think about it, the less I want to work for corporate. It took me a while. In my head I had this path laid out that I could….climb the corporate ladder??? I don’t have a BS degree, I don’t fit the corporate mold for success, and I definitely don’t have the patience to continue to work hard for 15 years at the same place in hopes that maybe, just maybe, I’ll get to where I want to go. Where is that any way? I can’t picture myself in most of the higher up positions at my current company.

That being said, I guess my decision is made. Corporate is not for me. The steady income has been nice and the guaranteed weekend off is a relief, but I’m not happy. The 8 hours of sitting is slowly killing me (and you!). I’m not in view of a window unless I stand up and turn around. I have been spoiled that for the majority of my working career I have had a 15 min commute, but now have a half hour commute.

I am not saying owning your own business is easy. I’ve been around small businesses and some run smoother than others, and some owners are crazier than others… We want to at least have the ability to travel/move. That requires flexibility that we don’t currently have. The Mister has Wed and Sun off, not Sat and Sun, which is also inhibiting. If we can make our business internet based (without getting into eCommerce) our business could be mobile. That’s the plan at least.

I know this will not be easy. However, we are pushing forward, no matter how small the strides and how tiny the triumphs. The Mister and I both want out of our cubes.

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