A lot has happened since I last posted on this blog, but nothing that I felt like posting on this blog. I suppose anything I had to say was either too personal, or too business.
My online business has been expanding and experiencing all varieties of twists and turns. Living arrangements and long term plans have fluctuated accordingly. At times it looked like we would be living in Portland, at other times it appeared we were moving to LA, and there were moments when Arizona, Texas, or even the mid-West were possibilities. Where are we now? Right back where we started. Beautiful Pacific City on the Central Oregon Coast. While situations somewhat beyond my immediate control are the reason for my current residence in the coastal forest near here, yet it stands that at the moment I am not complaining. Not about my geographical location, in any case.
If you’ve ever read an advertisement concerning Internet Marketing you might have noticed that “Work from Home” is a big button for many people. “Work online, so that you can work from home.” “Work from Home. Be Your Own Boss.” Etc, etc, etc.
All I can say is, do these people have cats?
There are endless distractions at home. Whether they be familial distractions, or the kitten who attaches to your arm and kneads mercilessly while you try to type. (I’m not mentioning any names, just look at the picture -> ).
Well, I work online. Granted. I earn a sufficient income on my laptop to rely on no offline source of income. Check. Got that part of the picture all worked out. Still working on the “millionaire” aspect of the equation. Give me time.
But … work from home? No. There is no decent internet connection at home, and no chance of getting one. And besides, Home is Where the Distraction Is.
Today is an important day for me, because today is the day I move into my new office, downtown in the great metropolis of Pacific City. (Fishing village turned weekend getaway). I would have moved earlier if my router had arrived … but we won’t go there right now. The view from my second-story window is not as good as the view from the internet cafe by the beach, but that’s okay. I can still see the top of Haystack Rock over the rooftops, as well as the Giant Sand Dune, the tip of Cape Kiwanda, and the mist. (I believe the ocean would be visible, if not for the mist.) Even better is the sound of seagulls. I love seagulls.
It’s quiet in here right now. There’s nothing but me, a few items of temporary furniture, and a couple of boxes. The only sound is the seagulls, and my keyboard. I’ve had a hard time writing over the last months, but sitting here, it suddenly seems so much easier. I like it here.
Not only that, my internet connection here is fast.