“Sow a thought, and you reap an act; Sow an act, and you reap a habit; Sow a habit, and you reap a character; Sow a character, and you reap a destiny”

Charles Reade

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Exploring Options

So I have been busy exploring options. I haven't written about the great talks I've been having with myself as I try new things and enjoy experimenting with ideas.
We own a commercial building in my little town of Buena Vista, Va. where we used to run an ice cream parlor.  Ever since we closed it down we have been trying to sell it or rent it out. While I'm waiting I have been trying to find ways to use it. I tried an after school program for middleschoolers, tea parties for gray haired ladies, and now I am just offering it to rent for parties and events. Instead of getting discouraged I decided to do something else and not try so hard to do something with it.

Phil and I have often talked about writing and/or making movies. Members of our family have performed in commercials and movies on a small scale in the past. Our current business is dealing with foreclosed homes and we are currently busy, but if thing begin to go well in the economy, we may need something to fall back on, and we don't want Phil to do anymore carpentry work, so we decided now is the time to prepare for something new and something we have always wanted to do. So, he sold his pick up truck and we paid some taxes and used the rest for a professional video camera.

As usual some of our children think we are crazy and are negative about our ideas. I remind myself that I should surround myself with positive people and not listen to the negative people.
I am learning to not listen to them and let them drive me away from what I have decided to do.
My husband always tells them that anyone can do anything that they put their mind to and work hard enough for.  We have a couple of projects in the works and some ideas for future projects. We are learning some good stuff and having a lot of fun and keeping in mind that "up from the ashes grow the roses of success" or  "If at first you don't succeed, try, try again."
 Keep watching, I'll post how you can view our first project when it is ready.