February 27, 2009
thanks for all of your comments and support and care. i really don’t want to sound whiney. in fact, i am just one of the MILLIONS of people who are out-of-work right now. and i am MUCH more fortunate than most: i only have a small family (a daughter, myself, a dog, and sometimes a partner) to support. i own my home. i have NO debt and some savings (because i have been both lucky and stubborn). i am young. i am college-educated. etc.
but, really, i wanted to have a discussion about jobs, our fears, the economy, why we as a country are in this mess, what we can do to get out of the mess. i am a little bit scared about our economy not just as Americans, but as human beings. are you scared, too?
fellow POP contributor, beamish, sent me a link one time about urban families or something like that (could you find that, darling?) and my friends daniel, holly, and brek have started an urban family circle where people share their expertise and BEER! with each other. and i really say this because, to me and many other people i think are smarter than me, it looks like sharing, trading, and helping each other is both the way out of our current perpetual-debt and economic madness AND into mentally healthier, physically healthier, environmentally friendlier, and better lives.
i think it is high time we say goodbye to stingy, greedy, individualistic, gotta-get-ahead-shithead mindset. and it’s time to progress!
what do y’all think?
love ya to bits,
p.s. in light of all this, my new idea for a job is to start a small coffee-diner-curiosity shop (kinda like a real-world etsy shop but i have no idea where i’ll get the start-up capital but maybe i’ll experiment to see if i can do without?!?!?! more on this later).
February 25, 2009
so, now i’m thinking of what i can do next:
1. freelance writing (though that probably won’t pay the bills)
2. sell coffee and food items out of a trailer, carnival style (i make killer fried okra and quiche)
3. go back to school for a phd (would this just be putting off inevitable unemployment?)
i just don’t know!!!!!!!
i need your help…what do you think i should do next?