Tuesday, May 30, 2006

ideas, ideas, ideas

I have become an insomniac, seriously I am doing only 5-6 hours of sleep a night trying to scam as much "me" time as possible. The good thing about my commute is that I can take a quick snooze on the train and then wake up for my little walk to work. I just need to get over this staying up late thing.

I find myself planning my next step in life. I tried graduate school and maybe it was the program but it just didn't do anything for me, I just wanted to be home with my family. I think I am going to pursue my own little business but it would mean sacrificing my every other Friday off as well a few of my evenings to work on it. I have a few different ideas but I really need some time to sit down and work through them. Most likely it will be something related to kids and their mamas but I want to create something new, not just a copycat company of what I am seen before, but something that speaks to me.

I do not need this business to make a ton of money (although wouldn't that be cool?) I just want to create something that is mine. S has his creative outlet, he gets to go play his music and create, I need that. I need it to keep my sanity.

14 comments:

PeetsMom said...

I am right there with you!

As you can see, I am also up far too late! And the the next step? I want what you want!

EVERYTHING!

Personal satisfaction, a creative outlet, to make a difference in my kid's lives, to make a difference in other people's lives, and to make a little cashola on the side!

It's out there waiting for us! Just got to get out there and test the waters! The first thing might not be THE thing, but it could lead to it!

Go for it!

maalea_mama said...

I guess i am in that late nite club too!. Just got off work. You should do what you think will make you happy. If you think moving in that direction could be a good step for you, then you should go for it. I support you 100%!

sunshine scribe said...

Oh good for you for even writing this. I have a million business ideas that I'd love to pursue but have not found the time (or the courage) to really consider them. Sounds amazing!

Oh and get some sleep...

chichimama said...

Good for you! Go for it! Good luck and keep us posted.

BTW, get some sleep too!

rhonda said...

That is wonderful, the thought of having your own business. That has been a dream of mine as long as I can remember.

Go for it girl, you can do it!

Mrs. Davis said...

How exciting! I have been wishing I could come up with that one brilliant idea....I'm at a time in my life where I have the time to pursue it, but I'm so uninspired. Good luck to you!

Mommy off the Record said...

I hear what you're saying about needing the creative outlet. What are you thinking of doing? It DOES sound cool to start your own business. I would love to do that someday.

devinemom said...

Go with it. I had the idea to go back to grad school once the little one was born and yet I find that each day with her is filled with enough. I have also found that by staying home with her I have been able to rediscover interests and delve into new ones.

Do what makes you feel best and enjoy doing it. It is wonderful that you are here in PDX, we can help you by supporting the local economy.

Stephanie said...

{{HUGS}} Don't kill yourself with too much! I hope you find what you are looking for.

mommy on the verge said...

yes, its nice to think beyond blogland as a cretive outlet. I want to write a play about temping in the 80's. But, can someone give me 2 weeks without kid and wife duty please?

J's Mommy said...

I have had the same feeling for the longest time - like I am on the verge of something. I can feel it, I can almost taste it, but I just don't know what it is. I want to start a business but what? What service can I offer people that would give me the time I need with my family and still fulfill my need to DO something? Decisions, decisions!!

Mrs. Chicky said...

Give it some time, and a little rest, and you'll find your niche. It sounds cliche but I think you have to go with what you love and the rest will follow.

Good luck and take a nap. ;)

SugarMama said...

I am always scamming more "me" time everynight and end up suffering during the day.

I'm sure you will find something fulfilling if you use your gut instincts. In the mean while get some rest. :-)

something blue said...

I know all about not sleeping. It's my only time for myself but the effects of too many late nights starts to make my brain a complete fog.

Best of luck finding something that inspires you.