After I realized that the business wasn’t going to happen (and it was probably a good thing because of all the new competition in the area), I spent a little time looking around for other businesses but really didn’t see anything that appealed to me. I needed another plan because I suspected (and still do) that it’s only a matter of time before my current employer starts cutting back on labor. And, considering that I live way out in the middle of nowhere, it seems likely that I’d be the first to go. But the question remained, what options are really out there for me?
One of the reasons behind starting this website was for personal accountability. I was trying to buy that business and wanted to make sure I saw the project through. In the past I remember undertaking several large projects and then never finishing them. I can’t say that I even failed but just simply stopped working on them. In such a case, I think failure would have been preferable.