So many people ask me things like “How’s business?”, and “Keepin’ busy?”. So many times I’m asked, and so rarely do I ever get to answer honestly, because of time. I’m always in a rush.
Anyways, I’m going to explain myself a little. I moved out of my parents house very young, and in with my older sister, because I wanted to pursue a career, and they just wanted to move around, looking for the next best thing. I’m a logical thinker most of the time, this makes me seem cold occasionally. Sometimes I can be very emotional and vulnerable (like in my writing). But over all, I’m just a big mixture of different personalities.
Anyways, my sister owns a salon, she has been self employed for a very long time. Here I am, young, and energetic, and willing to learn. So I never really know anything besides being self employed. I don’t relate as well to people who feel they are “working for the man” and I can’t imagine NOTbeing in control of my paycheck. (aka, not depending on myself)
Now I have a few things to say about all this. I guess, its a pet peeve of mine when people think I have access to a constant flow of money. This just simply isn’t true, I have to provide a constant flow of money, and it’s not easy.
I don’t “make my own hours” and it isn’t “nice”, so don’t say “It must be nice to make your own hours.” because it’s not, and I don’t. My hours are dictated by your hours.
But I have to say, I can’t imagine it any other way, it makes you well rounded, it takes a while to soften all of your sharp corners, so to speak, but eventually you start to separate time, family time, alone time, work time, education time, etc.
I also can’t imagine making the same paycheck for year not knowing when of if I’ll get a raise, or a promotion, or retire from working for them man. I don’t know. Maybe I’m crazy… or maybe it’s what makes me crazy… either way, that’s my answer, that’s the truth.