I Could Post Something
I’ve got a minute
And a lot on my mind.
It’s stanzas today, I guess.
O has an idea.
He’s good with people, good with sales.
Why not put the two together?
There’s a company that designs sales for retail businesses.
They pay independent contractors to run the sales from the ground.
Eight weeks at a stretch.
That’s eight weeks on the road, folks.
Forty weeks total that O would be gone.
He’s thinking he’ll do this for two years.
Pro: He'd be doing something he's good at.
Biggest Pro: He'd be doing something he likes.
Pro: He'd be doing something on his own.
Pro: He'd be making twice what we make now. Or more.
Pro: It would give him a chance to look at real estate markets around the country for investment purposes, while making money.
Pro: He wouldn’t have to go back to school to train for anything.
Con: He'll be missing out on the boyos.
Biggest Con: The boyos will miss their daddy.
Con: I’ll miss him.
Con: I'll be a single mom with strained and sometimes hostile relations with his family here in town.
Con: Unless I get the boyos into school, I'll have them non-stop 24/7 for 8 weeks at a time. Not much writing time there. Not much sanity time there.
Possibilities: We can go on the road with him in the summer.
Possibilities: I can rent an apartment in my old home town to be near my family, if he has a sale in the area.
Possibilities: I can rent an apartment in several different cities to be near friends.
Possibility Pro: I love to travel.
Possibility Con: Do I want the boyos to grow up like gypsies?
Is this crazy? Is this brilliant? Anybody out there have a similar arrangement? I could really use some advice and new perspectives right now. Thanks!