I have stumbled into a new career of sorts: business adviser. Career is perhaps the wrong word. Hobby fits better. It turns out that I'm pretty good at it, too! I've been helping a friend with her business & enjoying every single bit of it. It is especially exciting that I don't have to worry about all the things I used to worry about as a small business owner: overhead, employees, how am I going to pay my rent, how am I going to order new product. Instead, I get to listen to all the ideas, brainstorm, say no now & again, & dream big. It's so much fun! And after helping my friend, I got to help another friend. Now another has heard what I'm up to & wants me to help with her blog. Frankly, it's pretty awesome! I won't quit my day job, but I am finding myself fulfilled to a level that I had been missing since I sold the store. I feel useful, needed...necessary. And that, my friends, is all I was ever after.
Oh, and I totally have an idea of what to do with all my mad photo skills...stock photography! My Uncle Bob mentioned it to me & I haven't been able to get it out of my head for months now. I have no desire whatsoever to take photos of people, families, weddings. Too much pressure. (the pressure comes from me, by the way). But to take photos of the weird & odd things that already inspire me & make a little money? Best opportunity ever!