The original plan this morning was to ride the bus, but I also wanted to sleep as long as I needed to sleep this morning. Which means I woke up at 9:50 a.m., and I needed to catch the bus either at 10:40 a.m. or 11:20 a.m. and I didn’t think that was going to happen. So I drove to class this morning. People were correct West Photo does not have enough parking. I didn’t see the public parking option till after class, but I did get to park about 2 blocks away on a residential road.
The class was Photography as a Business class, and the main reason I wanted to take it (besides the fact I do nature photography and massage) was that I wanted to better understand where I wanted to take my businesses (especially considering sale tax). In Minnesota, believe it or not, Massage is taxed, UNLESS it is referred directly by a practicing physician that an individual get a massage. I’ve been doing the photography portion as a hobby so far, but that’s changing in the future. I’ve been doing massage, as a way to supplement my income, but I would also like to change that in the future. Taking this class was a way for me to better understand the things I need to put together for it.
I have another class scheduled this upcoming Thursday and next Thursday called Google Analytics. Since I am planning on doing a lifestyle blog, I wanted to better understand the google analytics outside of the bare minimum that my liability insurance gives me. I may not NEED it, but I want to UNDERSTAND it. I found that my local community ed as lots of options for classes in the direction I am moving.
Class went well, and I have a pretty good idea of where I am going to start and move as things progress. I think I may need to pick up a couple other community ed listings in the surrounding areas and see what they are offering as well. Minneapolis has a very good selection, but I want to see what else is out there. I am especially interested in some more business classes, website, and arts and craft areas. An opportunity for networking, as well as learning from several options and people.
Today my office manager pulled me aside to ask me if I was still looking for a new job. The honest answer is no. I am not looking for a new job. The “job” I want doesn’t exist because honestly, I don’t want to “work” for anyone besides myself. I want to continue working in massage and the healing field, but I don’t want to work for someone else in the field. I want to own my own business and work for myself in this field. I want to honor myself and my clients.
I know things are moving. I’m working on being patient and letting things flow.
Tonight I went to a psychic mediumship practice group. It was the first time going, and I enjoyed it. I would go again, and while I was there I met other members of another group that gets together as well. So it was a benefit as well. It’s a muscle that I would like to continue to develop, and I have volunteers. O:) I plan on looking into a couple more meetups as well.
So that’s about it for now. This week is going to be beautiful! I am seriously contemplating a trip to the Arboretum tomorrow after work.
This weekend I have been cleaning. I have rearranged the living room to the point that I am content with. A’s computer desk is now back in the opposite corner for the winter. The window it sits next to, has the winter plastic sheet on it. The TV is in the NorthEast Corner. The dead Christmas lights are down, and in the trash bag. I have a couple donation/sell piles going. I’ve pulled the boxes up from storage to go through them. I’ve bumped into a couple things that I haven’t thought of since I put them in storage.
I am selling my Men’s Mountain bike, and I am keeping the bike that my Dad gifted me. I am going to be taking in some Laurell K. Hamilton books in excellent condition for sale. They’re books that I ordered to keep up the series, but really don’t have an attachment too.
I am done for the night. I accomplished the main goal which was to move A’s desk out of the Northeast corner so she doesn’t freeze this winter. I have rearranged some of the shelves so her corner is her corner. I have moved the portable massage table into a closet, with a drying rack, and the ironing board. I have moved 2 fans into storage. I plan on going through boxes tomorrow.
I plan on going through boxes tomorrow to sort keep or let go of. I need to have a late dinner, and then I am going to bed.
I am doing this, so when I do move, I don’t have to do much but move.