Today, I took a leap of faith and began the process of bringing PoM to where I want it to be. I have signed up with a review company and will be (hopefully) starting to do product reviews soon.
I don’t intend to turn my blog into a review machine and not blog like I usually do. Reviews will most likely be one or two out of the week and will be in addition to my regular blogging.
At some point in the near future, I am also supposed to do a give-away for my own business (that Mini-Me and I will be running) at a friend’s blog (we’re still working out the details there) and I will be reopening that business officially on January 1st.
To say that starting 2013 will be different from any so far is an understatement. Mini-Me lives with us, is currently job-hunting and volunteering at the Equine Rescue three days a week, Draco still works (and I’m still the only person in the house that can drive), I’m reopening the business I closed last summer, I still intend to blog and doing reviews means stepping up my social media presence. I will be busy, busy, busy whie I work on balancing all of this and still have time for connecting with my spirituality and my family.
Needless to say, this will be my last round caring for my landlady’s pets while she is away. If I find time to give pets, other than my own, a piece of me, I will go volunteer at the local SPCA where the demand is not all day, every day. I love them all, and I’ve enjoyed it, but I honestly don’t see me having time for much besides what I’m already committed to.
(I see me blogging on my phone in parking lots and carrying a craft-bag on my shoulder everywhere I go to optimize my time usage as it is.)
Needless to say, I’m all kinds of excited, but I know that what I’m undertaking is huge. I’m sick of empty, mindless hours watching TV shows that are surely killing my brain cells faster than any drug ever could.
For years, I avoided having a full life, so afraid that if I attempted anything, it would be another failure. Something else for my mother to shake her head in disdain over. Well, Mom is gone now and I see the damage years of brainwashing has done and I intend to break the cycle. If I don’t succeed immediately, I will keep trying until I do. I’m not giving up this time. Period. I will become the person she, nor I, ever gave me the chance to be.
So, with that said, I say “Come on, 2013! Let’s do this!”, and prepare to step into my future!
It is some kind of nasty where I live right now. Apparently, the wind got so bad last night while we were under a tornado watch, that it knocked out the power and broke the umbrella we had on the porch.
Draco, of course, is still out-of-town and I have had some very spiritual things happening to me lately that I’m still trying to sort out and I’m not quite ready to talk about. Until I get it sorted, the Card of the Day feature is on hold.
I have made many decisions lately, both personal and for my family.
I mentioned us moving before, and we are still going to, but things have changed a smidge. The apartment that Mini-Me is moving out of, we won’t be taking. After giving it a good-looking over, we decided that it was just too small for us and we would like something bigger. A large part of that is to do with our business, which I have also made some decisions about.
I have decided to close the business for the moment. Honestly, I haven’t been doing that much business and it’s just not quite what I really want. I will be opening another business at a later date, but for now, I need to get us moved and possibly find a part-time job. Once all of that is settled, I am going to take stock of what I have, what I want to do and I’ll be adding some stuff and then I’ll go from there. We’ll see what happens.
Now that word is starting to circulate about our move, people are coming around and trying to help. L is taking it better than I thought she would, and her family now understands why. It’s like I told L’s mom yesterday (which is where I spent practically my entire day), we’re not leaving because there’s a problem or we’re not happy. The simple truth is that we haven’t had our own place in about 3 years now, and it’s beyond time for us to get out on our own and do it again. I know it will be hard and a little more expensive, but the things worth having in life are never easy.
Draco and I need our own space to grow and explore our relationship now that we have an empty nest, we need space to practice our religion without the worry of how it will affect anyone but us. We need to be able to laugh, love and fight loudly if that’s what we need or want to do. Those are things that it’s hard to do when you live with other people.
Our time here has been wonderful for the most part, and we still love L and Little Diva to pieces and they will continue to be a big part of our lives going into the future. We still plan to get together regularly, include them in family things and have them play a big part in our lives. I’m grateful for everything the God and Goddess has given us in our relationship with L and I don’t plan to lose it.
Our next hurdle will be this coming month. We have a lot of money to put together in just a few weeks all while we try to sort the issue of after living with other people for 3 years, we don’t really have much in the way of household stuff of our own.
I’m tickled though, about a set of dishes L gave me yesterday from her stash at her Mom’s house. The plates and bowls have herbs on them and they are awesome!
Well, that’s it for now. Maybe later today I can pull one of the plates out of the box and take a picture to include.