Where have I been?

It’s been awhile since I posted. I’ve meant to post more often, but between being very busy trying to get a business off the ground and feeling as if I have very little to add on the subject or self reliance, I’ve not been able to do it.

You see, last autumn a wonderful thing happened. My business partner and I found a third partner who had a brother-in-law willing to invest in us. After putting together a business plan and projections, we decided to go ahead with opening a store–something we had not thought possible for many more years yet. We’ve been open for coming up on five months now, and we’re starting to break even.

The trouble is, none of us are making very much yet. Meanwhile I’ve been watching the balance in my bank account drop with growing concern. I’ve come to the conclusion that I may have to leave the business for at least a time and go find a job that can stop the bank account hemorrhage, perhaps even start it building up again. Since jobs are still not easy to come by, I’d better start now before we really get in a tight spot.

Meanwhile, given my current circumstances, I’ve not felt very self reliant. I’ve had a hard time convincing myself that I have anything to teach others right now when I’m largely just fighting to pay the bills. Yes, our fiscal discipline back when I had a good job as served us well and allowed us to go nearly two years without any significant income. But I can’t really lecture others on building up their food storage when I’m using up mine.

Or perhaps I’m just being too hard on myself. Certainly I’m verifying the truth of what I’ve been promoting. Had we not been somewhat self reliant things would have been worse–much worse.

But in any case, I need to get back to writing this blog. I was recently approached by someone wanting to do some guest posting, and I’m currently negotiating with them as to what form that will take. But I can’t exactly ask them to post when I’m not doing anything, can I? So I’m coming back. It just may take me a little while to figure out what I can say.

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