Decisions, decisions...

Discussion in 'Random Thoughts' started by HoneySuckleBlue, May 10, 2004.

  1. HoneySuckleBlue

    HoneySuckleBlue Cosmic Artist

    Before me are two choices and since this will be one of the most life defining decisions I'll probably ever make I wanted to see what you guys would pick...

    In one hand rests a cleaning company worth 250,000 american dollars a year. BUT I would be exremely busy and have to put my kids in daycare and summer camps. I would get the money I need to fund my dream in Alaska sooner.

    The other hand holds self fulfilment and a realisation of Creative Potential by becoming one of the areas local artists and traveling to bike and craft shows...but it would mean risking rejection and dissapointment, BUT I would be more available for my family and still get to ALaska by the time the kids have flown the nest.

    So what would you choose??
  2. mariecstasy

    mariecstasy Enchanted

    i would chose the path that brought happiness and self-fullfillment to me now. you can only live in the moment.
    the goal of alaska...will happen one way or the other.
  3. Fractual_

    Fractual_ cosmos factory

    what is your dream in alaska?

    also, i dont see how a job would stop you from being an artist... i know you would be pressed for time probably, but you still shouldnt let it stop you.

    you would have the weekends off wouldnt you?
  4. HoneySuckleBlue

    HoneySuckleBlue Cosmic Artist

    Ever since I had to leave Alaska prematurely all I can think about is how I'm gonna get back up there.

    I want to go back and live a self sustained lifestyle while providing photo expeditions for visitors.

    I could work and create on the side, but I watch my brother and he's usually sapped from his day job all he wants to do is veg when he gets home. CLeaning is very physical work too.

    It would just defeat the purpose of having kids I think, to farm them out for child care...
  5. olhippie54

    olhippie54 Touch Of Grey Lifetime Supporter

    I pick door #2.
  6. Fractual_

    Fractual_ cosmos factory

    well thats good if hes sapped, less watching to do.

    i dont think it would defeat the purpose of having kids, i went to day care when i was a kid. i still interacted with my mom a lot, sometimes a little too much. your kid might just like it too.

    if your real dream is to live in alaska, than maybe you should just take the job. but if another dream is to be an artist, that might be a problem. but hey artists dont have to be famous. and you can have plenty of time to create when your living a selfsustained life.

    hope this helped, good luck!
  7. luvndrumn

    luvndrumn Hip Forums Supporter HipForums Supporter

    Didn't you just answer your own question, HSB?

    Whether to "be a happy idiot and struggle for the legal tender" or to go for what you know?

    What would give you the greater joy now? You can't go back in time and fix things, otherwise, you'd be posting from Alaska! I believe I would pick that which will give the greatest pleasure now because you are here in the now.

    Sure hope we can find the field again. I told you not to use bread crumbs to mark the way, I told you the birds would eat them! Told you, told you!!
  8. mariecstasy

    mariecstasy Enchanted

    luv said the same thing as me with more words:)
  9. beachbum7

    beachbum7 Lookin' for any fun

    I think option #2 would bring you the most happiness.
  10. Lilyrayne

    Lilyrayne Chrisppie

    Life is short. You never know what is going to happen. I'd pick the road in which you'd generally be happier, especially if that road still allows for you and your family to be taken care of sufficiently. You could die soon. Money's nice, but it isn't everything.

    Maybe you could even do a combination of the two.. like #1 for a couple of years with the plans to switch to #2 after that?
  11. HoneySuckleBlue

    HoneySuckleBlue Cosmic Artist

    Has anyone else started their own bussiness? I am very worried because I have absolutly no bussiness sense and lack the social skills to smooze...are there any classes I can take on becoming an eccentric artist?
  12. makno

    makno Senior Member

    you will go with "luney artist" gig and probably be happy!....start practicin yer shmoozin now !
  13. luvndrumn

    luvndrumn Hip Forums Supporter HipForums Supporter

    Honey, I've never done that, but I've seen friends do it. Most of them are always working, even when they aren't. The ones who aren't have a great "man Friday" to take up the slack.

    Marie, I'm stuck in Verbose mode!:p
  14. mariecstasy

    mariecstasy Enchanted

    well you put it better than i.
  15. HoneySuckleBlue

    HoneySuckleBlue Cosmic Artist

    I guess it's all good though if you are doing something you love?
  16. mariecstasy

    mariecstasy Enchanted

    kim- you love your kids and you love your woodburning. does it feel like work when you do those things?

    i bet if you cleaned houses it would feel like work.
  17. luvndrumn

    luvndrumn Hip Forums Supporter HipForums Supporter

    But then you put it better than I would have (if this new format would allow less than ten characters). All I was going to say was "Yes".
  18. cerridwen

    cerridwen in stitches

    I say go with the more creative plan, the latter.... sounds much more fun.
  19. lucyinthesky

    lucyinthesky Tie Dyed Soul

    do the art thing

    you'll be so much happier if you're doing something you love....
    and regardless, you'll fulfill your alaska dream thing! :)
  20. staples420

    staples420 Member

    I'd go with number 2.. I wouldn't want to be stuck at a job that I would be miserable with, no matter what they pay. If you really think that job #2 would be more fulfulling and better for your family then go for it.

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