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Rachel skydiving

Owning my own business

26 Aug 2003

A long time ago, when I was maintaining databases for Harold, he told me that he saw me (and a few other folks in the ballroom crowd) as bottom-feeders. Don't remember what prompted him to say that, but I do remember he was getting ticked off at people like me who just stay in our comfort zones and benefit from the efforts of other people without making any effort ourselves. It seemed like a harsh way for him to say it, but he was suggesting that I needed to follow his example and go start my own business. As you well know, I did not follow his example and start my own business. However, I have not forgotten the day he labelled me a bottom-feeder.

My friend Tanya has recently started her own business: Streamline Organizing Service. She seeks to help people declutter their homes and offices and schedules. It's a noble pursuit, and I admire her for it. Hope she decides to have a website soon because I'd love to build it for her.

With that in mind, I think it won't be long before I go into business myself. The time is right -- I have (1) some valuable computer skills, (2) no other job prospects right now, (3) a cushion of savings I can tap into, and (4) a small business owner who wants to help me. When the student is ready, the teacher will appear, right?

In other news, my 18-year-old niece has beat me to the skydiving thing, dang it. The photo above shows her securely strapped to her guardian angel. Congratulations, Rachel.

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