Now that all the kids are in school full-time, I spend the hours they are gone at an amazing store in the next town. It's a creative outlet beyond my expectations, and although I don't make much money my soul is nurtured. The lack of pay is not because my contributions aren't appreciated but because, as in any small business, there isn't a lot of extra to pay employees.
Ideally I would find another way to augment this job I love, because really money is unfortunately an important part of being happy. You'd think at my age I would have this all figured out. So many ideas roll around in my head and then I watch another more brave individual put those ideas into reality.
*I started this post in November. It is now January and I'm going back to my blog. Some things have changed that I am very grateful for. My amazing boss gave me a raise, and changed up my hours so that I have a couple of days off a week! This will give us time to work on the handmade business she and I have been brewing for some time now.
So here I am back at the store today, very excited for 2010.*