… while I looked around for my possibilities …
I decided this entry would have to be a two-part story because it’s just so lengthy. Or, maybe it just seems lengthy to me because I have so little free time lately. 🙂
Regardless, I could easily write about what is going on now, but to truly understand one needs the background of what has gone on over the past couple of years (or, at least an abridged version).
I was laid off in February of 2011. I won’t go into a story of the cycle of depression one fights with that experience. I briefly touched on it when I hit my 1-year anniversary of unemployment.
At 47 years of age, one finds it difficult to find employment, regardless of laws against age discrimination. Looking for full-time employment? Good luck in the current economy, regardless of your age. August 3 of this year was the 2-and-a-half-year anniversary of my unemployment… technically…
See, eventually I had to do something or I’d go crazy. I started my own consulting business, designing logos and brochures. I found I have a creative streak. But my marketing skills? Ehh… not so great (not for myself, anyway). So in my free time, a few months ago, I started making incense. This has taken off.
My garage and my home smell wonderful. My house looks like a stockroom right now. But Tempest Mystic Products is up and running. 🙂
These past two months have been so busy! I’ve been building up inventory for a major festival this October. My routine:
- Get up at 4am. Drink coffee.
- Work in the garage from 4:30am – 8:00am
- putting incense out to dry
- or harvesting dry incense
- Shower (it’s hot in that garage)
- More coffee
- Mix oils for more incense
- Bag and Tag dry sticks
- Product Development/Fulfill Orders
Oh, and somewhere in there I do remember to eat.
Of course, now that I’ve finally found something that works, what do I get?
A job. A real job. I start next week.
To be continued…