I’ve been working a lot more lately…and it’s not work I’m being paid for, at least not yet. 

To give you an idea of what I’ve been working on lately, I worked on a salesy voice mail greeting for my cell phone, a mini-biography that tells how I got in the business I am in.  (will go on my website and in my newsletter)I started my website-that’s going to be a huge project as I am NOT practiced in this area anymore, even with templates and things that are supposed to make this easy.  Wrote another article for my newsletter (one more to go!) I worked on my contracts.  I need to read them over a couple more times so I can catch mistakes. 

I have to try to finish THESE projects before I start any more.  I tend to be a perfectionist and I don’t finish things because I’m afraid they won’t be good enough BUT I am trying to change this about myself.  I read this article today that, among other things, talks about letting yourself get a C grade in school so that you can spend most of your time on things that are more important to you.  It’s an interesting comment.  Since I don’t have an editor yet or any other partner that is qualified to help me with my writing, I just have to do the best I can and improve on things as I catch the errors, I guess.  In other words, instead of Ready, Aim, Fire it will be Ready, Fire, Aim!   Or something like that.  I will think of it as putting out the beta versions of my work, much like programmers do.  It won’t be a complete mess but it won’t be perfect.  Let’s see how I do.

Ok, a little rant next.  In the last few months I have asked 3 friends for help with something.  2 of the friends were asked for the same it was only two favors in total.

One of the three said yes BUT all three used my favor asking as an opening to give me advice on my “situation”.  One had the nerve to tell me about “low income housing”.  It really made me mad because I thought this woman knew me by now.  I’ve known her for over a year and we’ve had a lot of conversations.  Anybody who knows anything about me and my motives for free-sleeping KNOWS I would never go into a crappy situation like that. 

Oh and I might add, like most women I know, (and like most American women) all three of these women take meds for their anxiety or depression.  So where do they get off advising ME?  ANNOYING!

I am going to try not to let this get to me, as I won’t have any friends left if I can’t ignore these things.  They’d better stop it though!  ARgh!

Finally, I found a company that I can get a business address through.  It’s a little pricy for me but I need to do it.  I must have a physical address for my business, for the schmoes that run the local gubbermint so they can check it off their list.  Indeed, now that I am spending $XXX on a fake office, I am qualified to run a business.  OH KAAAAAAY!

But I’m glad I got THAT problem solved and it’s at a fancy schmancy office building so I will look like a big success! (until they see my van).




About Maureen, Living in a Van

I'm a free-sleeper living in a van in the prettiest part of the world. I do this partly due to financial circumstances and partly because I love a good adventure.
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One Response to Working

  1. Ryu says:

    Most Americans are on some sort of drug today. If it’s not a pharmaceutical, it’s caffiene, alcohol or nicotine.

    I hope things go well for you. The hardest part is to get things rolling, to get some momentum going.

    I think housing you would weaken you. Being on the street so often, you have to keep your head on straight. The average person can sleepwalk a bit more.

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