In the fall of 2013 I began contemplating my hopes for 2014. I was struggling to keep busy because the work that I had started doing in the spring was fading away. In February of 2013 I was thinking “I have what it takes to get a small business off the ground. After all I have experienced some success in the past with my previous businesses”. The primary question that I was unable to answer in February was “Do you have the drive and determination to keep at it until you achieve the success that you are hoping for”? I was optimistic that I would have the motivation and the fortitude to be able to get a new business off the ground. It wasn’t until December of 2013 that I found the answer to that question. The answer was NO, I don’t have what I need to be able to build and maintain a successful small business.
When it became painfully obvious to me that I really didn’t have the drive to build a small business from the ground up I started asking myself some serious questions. Questions like, “So what are you going to do with the rest of your life?”
Through the years I have thought many times that I would like to spend some time just traveling from town to town. After deciding to close my business I have been giving this idea a lot of thought. I am in a very unusual place in my life. I don’t have any significant debt. I have a little income that covers my bills and leaves me with a little extra each month. I still have good health. I don’t have anyone that depends on me for support. Now is a good time to consider taking a leap of faith. I’m thinking that a year of travel would be very interesting. So I am in the process of making this decision which will basically make me homeless for the entire year.
Nothing has been set in motion that can not be reversed at this point but I am hoping that will soon change. I am looking for someone to rent or lease my condo from me. I have both my work van and my trailer for sale. As these pieces come together I will know that I am doing what I should be doing.