Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Playing outside, lacking motivation

Why is it my days are so busy, yet I never seem to accomplish much?

We've had lovely sunny spring weather, so Franklin and I have spent as much time as possible in the garden. He LOVES it out there. He loves bugs, dirt, picking flowers, walking and crawling, eating twigs, helping me weed (I hand him a weed and he drops it in the bucket for me; this method takes slightly longer than my traditional weeding technique).

I'm currently pondering ways of bringing in extra income while still remaining the primary caregiver for my son--raising Franklin is very important to me. A few non-necessary household items have been swallowed by the depths of ebay, and I think I've earned about £75 total from ten or so sales--not bad, but not a regular source of income. Other ideas I've considered (some more feasible, some less):
  • Provide childcare (I think this involves paperwork and licensing and a large amount of bother)
  • Work at a daycare (not quite as involved as running my own though still a lot of bother)
  • Set up a housekeeping service (sounds suspiciously like starting up a business)
  • Set up an ironing service (see previous)
  • Set up a dog walking service (see previous previous)
  • Set up an online shop, products yet to be confirmed (though technically the path of least resistance, see previous previous previous)
I think what I really need is some motivation. Like a cheerleader (or rear-end kicker). Technically, I could do any of the things on this list. I might struggle with one or two, seeing as I also need to find time to study, but each one could happen.

Any volunteers to be my personal motivator? I've got a bad case of the blahs.


Kim Zuch said...

Cute picture! Lately I've needed some motivation too! Hopefully today, I'll pay bills, finish laundry and dishes, get HEALTHY groceries and get some reading done for my class in May...good luck! The weather helps...you can do it!

Gilbrides said...

Cute pictures! It is just starting to get nice here and today is gorgeous. It is so hard not to spend the entire day outdoors. But gardening is totally working and being productive! It's hard not to have the blah's, I've struggled with them myself. Best of luck on whichever endeavor you choose! I know you'll do great at whichever one you decide to do!