Well, it’s been two working days past the last job and I think things are going okay. Today I was notified that my paperwork for my LLC has officially cleared. I have a few other things to do, but for the most part I am now an official business owner.
I want to thank everyone who sent me e-mails and commented on the last post. I am thankful that I have so many people on my side, real friends and internet friends. Sometimes it’s a little awkward to know people who don’t even know you personally are pulling for you. Either way, I appreciate all the positive vibes coming from everyone.
I can’t lie, I am still figuring this all out as I go along. The problem with being on the cusp of new things is that you don’t know where you’ll be in 6 months or a year. I am somewhat used to this feeling, as my undergrad major at MIT was new, and I was always taking new courses (those were my favorite). My grad program was new, in terms of an academic offering, as well. I like being in that new space….so I suppose it’s no surprise that what I am doing will be a hybrid of new….things.
I’ve been hemorrhaging money the past few days by buying myself office supplies, office equipment, furniture. I want to hurry up and GROW this business so I can move into a two bedroom apartment. I am outgrowing my space already. I would love to be able to set up some real office space and get a decent tax deduction. Ching ching.
The official office dress code is tank tops and basketball shorts.
I’ve been going to the gym. Something insane like 5 days in a row. It’s been months since I went to the gym regularly. I figured that now I *really* don’t have any excuses as to why I don’t go to the gym, or buy groceries to eat healthier (and save money). My time is my time now, so I should be able to manage my health. Besides, how is my business going to operate successfully in the long term if I am living an unhealthy lifestyle? Now I think of it more as an investment in my business.
I am still trying to figure out how to manage my time. I am not sure when my best productivity period is. I tend to always stay up until midnight. I also wake up early. I think that 3:00 Oprah time slot happens to be when my brain does not want to focus on work. I might have to break out the plastic foam mat, and have graham crackers and apple juice every day at 3 pm. Throwback kindergarten nap time may also become official office policy.
I can afford to take a vacation right now, but I am going to push through on some things in leiu of that. I am going on a trip to Brazil in November (two weeks), so I may hold out until then.
Anyway, that’s the Liz Biz report for now. I now have to set up the company website, but I will keep ya’ll updated.