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In a lot of ways with the coming of the new year I will be "resetting the odometer." While I like my job at 3M, I've also reached the conclusion that it's probably a dead end for me. BUT, that is okay for now. It has killer medical benefits and a decent retirement program...and at this point in my life (I'll be 47 this coming year) that matters. Plus what really interests me right now is my secondary job. I know I'm just a glorified paper boy...but I'm my own boss. If all goes according to plan next year I'll make about 15K. Not great money to be sure but good money. This job has paid for oriental rugs (a passion of mine ever since I worked at a rug store one year in college), furniture and cruises. Now if I can only get the Goufrais Chocolates into a few stores life would be grand!
I'm also planning to purchase a second home in January for rental income. Well neither of these little side projects will replace 3M it's nice to have options.
I've been tempted to start a food blog about this new adventure, but I don't feel qualified. I eat well, but if left to my own design it be mac and cheese and pizza most nights. Lets be honest, nothing beats the taste of food grown and picked fresh out of your own backyard. In case your wondering, we are not allowed to plant a full garden in our community...so we are using urban gardening ideas.
Speaking of blogging, I am considering doing a political blog. I'm a dyed in the wool Dem but don't always agree with my party. I actually joined the Green Party a few years ago and believe that there has to be an alternative to the current sad state of affairs were in.
Or I might just take up the challenge of something I was working on years ago. I was part of a team that was trying to edit and publish a "rough guide" to US soccer. It fell apart due to various egos, mine included, but such a thing would be easier today...and easier to publish as well.
So lets reset the odometer, look down the road and consider the possibilities. 2012 is gone, 2013 is coming and it's going to be an interesting year. That is a given.
Happy New Year to you where ever you may be!