I’m not sure what I want to be when I grow up. I can’t take any more Buzzfeed quizzes. I know I will never be a soap opera star who writes a best-selling autobiography and wins an academy award for portraying myself in the Oscar nominated film. It’s just not happening. I know it. You know it. And Buzzfeed knows it, they’re just keen on lying to me, repeatedly.
During this contemplation phase of my life, I am considering my options. Grad school? Sure, but it’s expensive and not paying out what it used to. So what does that leave? Switching careers….the old fashioned midlife crisis. Except, I’m in my 30s, so it’s more like 1/3 life crisis. Or something like that.
I majored in Business for my undergrad and I have always wanted to own my own business. So, maybe that’s what’s next for me? I mean, why not? What’s to lose except going majorly into debt and having to file bankruptcy?
I have an idea – a wine bar/shop for my neighborhood. There is nothing like it around, so I think it would be awesome…if you build it, they will come. I will need funds. A lot of funds. How will I get these funds? Kickstarter? Is that viable?
I think I am in a decent place to make this happen. I have the education. I have the know how (I’ve been a retail manager in many past lives). I’ve studied culinary arts, pastry arts, restaurant management, and nutrition. And, more importantly, I love wine!
With my work experience as a marketing and communications professional, plus my recent foray into graphic design, I’ve already created a website, menu, and promotional posts for music nights and wine tasting events. I can do this, right? I just need the money.
Anyone out there want to gift me $150,000? Please? I’ll really appreciate it!