The economy is so bad right now that everywhere I turn there are stories that make me scared. I’m really scared about the future and I’ll bet I’m not alone. Actually, the fact that so many others are concerned makes me even more scared!
My wife isn’t working, I lost/quit my job a while back, and the only way I make money now is through this blog and a few others. I’m really scared of having to go out and find a real job sometime in the future. The thought of having to do that terrifies me as I have been self employed since 1997. I not only don’t know what kind of a job I could get but more importantly, I don’t think I could work for someone again. I am too used to doing my own thing and making my own decisions.
I have another problem / decision:
I live in Seattle but would REALLY like to move to Phoenix to get out of the rain and into the sunshine. I’ve lived in the rain almost 30 years and enough is enough. Problem is, there aren’t as many good jobs in Phoenix as they mostly seem to be in the service industry. Seattle is a much better place to find work but I really can’t stand the rain anymore. I’m stuck. It would be a big risk to move to Phoenix and expensive too as we have a houseful of stuff.
In times like these, caution would probably be the best choice. Taking risks now when the future of our economy is so uncertain might not be the smart thing to do. The problem is though, who knows when things will get better? This 9%+ unemployment might be around for the next 5 to 10 years or even longer. Who knows what we have in store for all of us with the 14 trillion dollars of debt this country has racked up.
But then I read this morning that Steve Jobs was in the process of having a super yacht designed and built for himself.
Now he is dead.
I don’t want that to happen to me so maybe I should move now, while I’m alive. You can’t guarantee there will be a tomorrow so maybe I should get busy doing what I want to do today.