A month has gone by since my last post. You might think I have been running around franticly getting tons of stuff done. Well, sort of.
I have been doing some work with friends to close out an estate, that has been taking up time. I have also been helping friends with Extreme Clutter Busting and when I say Extreme I mean EXTREME! We have made lots of headway and things are coming along nicely. There has been some maintenance/construction stuff getting done too, for friends and here at the homestead.
With all of the spring cleaning and clutter busting I have been doing with others, I have also been doing lots of it around my own home as well, yesterday for example was a homestead cleaning day. Pick a room and turn it inside out, then put it all back together. There has been more than a little mental house cleaning going on for me too, purging and sorting the physical clutter helps a lot with the psychological clutter.
I have been struggling with focusing my direction for a while, in truth, a few years. I have a lot of projects up in the air with varying levels of completion and this state has been feeding my stress and detracting from my focus. I can barely keep track of all of the projects, let alone get any of them done. There are so many things I want to do in life, but as I get older, I am thinking more about time and how quickly it can slip away if you are just floundering about. It’s time to cut the project list down to size.
What makes me happiest is flying. I love to fly. I want to build aircraft, and fly them. I want to make movies about pilots and aircraft and fly in them. I want to teach people how to fly and share the joy I feel each and every time I go up. I have a long list of ratings I want to add to my pilot and instructor certificates. If I can achieve my desires in aviation, I will be an extremely pleased person.
Getting by month to month on side job income makes achieving many of these goals difficult it is not impossible, though I do need to get some outside support. One of the biggest obstacles is covering the monthly nut and flight expenses while still having time to get anything done.
I have had the beginnings of a plan to get the ball rolling for some time now but the plans require me to sell Me, something I do not have a very good track record doing. I am great at implementing projects where someone else is the Face, not so much in being the Face. While I am quite confident in my abilities to perform, I don’t seem to have that same level of confidence in my ability to sell my abilities. I am not sure why that is, it is a personality thing about myself I just don’t understand. I guess it’s time to get over it and start pushing forward.
Now its off to the drawing board to make some formal business-type plans and start selling The FlyBoy.