After being almost killed in a freak vehicle accident and losing my job because of it, I am slowly starting to recover from the multiple impacts in my life. Being without an income for the period of time it took my ribs and other injuries to heal I have started to venture into a few non-traditional income routes. I have started writing again and finished my book – Lucid Dreaming & Dream Control.
I have several other things I am working on when I am not at my new job. I have gained employment in a factory that barely warms up my skill set yet I had to go with the options that I had reliable transportation to and from. The company is decent and the entry level position is easy to learn but at my age the biggest challenge is humility. I have to just keep my mouth shut when a 20 year old kid is training me how to run a machine that I could build. Advancement at this company is based on knowledge and not time spent so I do see a great opportunity there.
My long term goal at this point will rely on continued employment to fund my off work projects until the day that those projects bring more funding then the employment and that will trigger a new set of rules. I currently spend a vast amount of my time off work writing and doing research as these are things that require no investment of money while I have greatly limited funds. This leaves me the funds to rebuild by gaining better transport options and recovering from the debt induced by hospital bills and a period of unemployment.
I have been spending a great amount of effort on research into what I can do for low cost and yet reach a goal of having a product or service that is marketable. Apparently this is quite a common idea but from what I have found, the people who put out the effort all eventually succeed. I can write books, design machines, make 3-D models, do artwork, and a vast list of things that will only cost me time. I find a lot of these projects enjoyable and do them without profit in mind anyway so I may as well spend the extra effort to make the products of my time profitable. If all I receive is a learning experience then I still will have gained from my viewpoint.
So after several hours of research and 2 hours of writing, I will soon go work my 12 hour shift so I may continue this routine until one day something will have to work. I have reclassified all the problems into situations and now there is the search for solutions.
All comments and input are welcome.