Travis and I were talking yesterday about how much we'd love to start a website selling performance auto parts. He's a graphic designer and I'm a web developer so between the two of us we could come up with the site's design (and therefore company identity) and the website (primary revenue generator) without outsourcing. We're both passionate about the field, so that would take care of motivation and the drive to know what we were doing. The big expense would be marketing, and really, a website that costs nothing to create is a pretty good overhead situation. Maybe if the business took off we could open a brick and mortar store with a garage attached or something.
Or, I've said before that I'd love to run a bed and breakfast, and now that Tandra's mom lives with us, it would be perfect. She'd love to get up every morning and cook and stuff, and Tandra would love to do all the decor, and I could probably run the place decently well. We've actually had this conversation, the three of us.
Or, I'd just love to work for a small web design company. A company that builds a website for someone and then moves on to the next. Small, innovative, on the edge of technology. I'd be so happy at a place like that.
Not here. The environment here is SUCKING MY SOUL AWAY. I hate it.
This is, of course, a case of whatever I'm unhappy about at the moment expanding to fill the part of my brain that holds stuff I'm unhappy about. This doesn't compare to last year when Tandra and I were having trouble. This is just at the top of my list of things I'm not content with in life, so now it's the main focus. I just don't feel like I have the tools to know what to do about it.
I suppose I should start actively floating my resume around and start looking into entrepreneurship. Do people give venture capital or business loans to a guy who just filed a personal bankruptcy? Somehow that seems like it might be a problem.
Also, with a new baby three months away, it seems not the time to be taking risks or having big changes happen.