adventures in dysthymia

Tuesday, March 01, 2005

I, Entrepreneur ~

yep, that's's not something I'd ever thought much about but I'm entrepreneurial to the bone. I've been self-employed most of my life; haven't worked for anyone else full-time since the early 80s. Of course, I make the world's worst employee because I have very strong ideas about how things should be done and definitely do not suffer fools...even ones that sign the pay check. By the same token, I also make a terrible boss!

I suppose that's why I slipped into a solitary night-time sort of business during the 80s; started up a janitor business and built it into a pretty good thing over a couple years. Even hired part-time help. But that mid-life crisis hit at age 40 and I knew it was time for a change. Sold the biz, moved from South Florida to my current locale, and painted. And did the substitute teacher thing to help ends meet, though I'm not well-suited to a teaching career (see terrible boss comment above).

My interests did drift back eventually to music once I got out of the night work thing. I've always enjoyed performing. Though I am -- or was -- a terribly shy guy by nature, I never had a problem with getting up and putting on my performer persona. Yes, Steve is a ham.

About that 'was' shy thing -- I had/have a problem with SAD. It goes hand in hand with the depression. Now that is being treated fairly effectively, I am decidedly more outgoing. Which certainly helps the business and entrepreneur thing with which I started this meander.

So, here I am, trying to sell whatever I can create, getting the recording business onto firmer footing (doing more and more remote work), and with big, big plans for the future! Why, at this rate, I might even turn into a Republican! :)

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