….because I kind of feel like I’m in one right now.
On the bright side, I’m finally enjoying social media again thanks to being in the Mamavation Graduate Campaign and Tweeting and Facebooking and interacting with some great ladies and having fun. I mean, it’s been a long time since social media was fun for me. It became something I dreaded. Like a telemarketer coming home after work and unplugging the phone or something.
Social media destroyed my love of social media.
There are tons of people who can work in social media and enjoy social media and just be that person. I salute them, each and every one, but I am not them.
People tell me I should keep doing it because I’m so good at it. I tend to respond, “I’m great at sex, but you’re not suggesting I become a prostitute now, are you?” Most people stop then. Others? Well, they don’t get it and I just smile and nod while they tell me how awesome marketing on the internets with peoples is. Good on them and their obliviousness – I wish them well, truly.
At this point I don’t know what I want to do in terms of making money. For now I’m content blogging about my budget and my fitness goals and the Mamavation campaign and we’ll see what comes out in the wash. I’m still waiting to find out about the refinance on the house and suspect I might be waiting a while. In the meantime I sold my Facebook stock and requested a payout from a very old IRA Rollover fund in order to have the closing costs ready (it’s a few stacks) when the time does come for that to happen.
The kids are doing fine – just being in school and being kids. They’re not really very interesting when it comes down to it.
Overall, the budget is messed up right now. The husband’s new job won’t start giving us full time paychecks until next month so things are super, super tight. That’s okay, we knew this month was going to be a tough one going into the month and I’ve been saving Amazon.com credits since the beginning of the year so that bought halloween costumes and there’s some extra left for just in case last-minute items. There has been no eating out, no entertainment, and no excess money-spending in any area. It makes me a little bit cabin fever-y because I want to go out but I don’t want to spend the gas money to do it when that money could go toward food or paying down debt.
I’m being a good wife and mother but can’t help but think about jobs and business, even when it’s not 3am! There are a lot of things I’m very good at and I’d love to write professionally, but I’m just not sure what my next step should be.
I love helping people with their budgets, I think helping people become debt-free is great, I love fitness, and I absolutely want to shout from the rooftops how much I love The Primal Blueprint and what it’s done for my body and my energy and my life since I started. I can’t wait until we’re in a position where I can budget supplements in so I can get the auto-ship from that website.
There are many things I love and enjoy but I’m just not sure how to make them work for me in my life and making some kind of profit. I don’t mind writing about finances and food for the sheer joy of it, but at the same time I’m always looking toward the future – and the future involves being debt-free – therefore money is good to throw at debt and so I focus on money eventually.
Any ideas for me? I’d love to hear them!