I ranted a bit yesterday about the trials and tribulations of trying to find an income and the problems related there in, I should mention here that I have rather good offer sitting on the table at the moment but I’m hesitant to take it for a variety of reasons.
The position is fairly lucrative. It could result in a substantial income but, there are issues…
The job involves relocating to the upper Keys. After working so damn hard and long to find a little slice of heaven here in Key West I would have to relocate. That means finding another place to live. No easy task anywhere in the Keys. While I don’t have anything to speak of to move and I’m not bound by a lease, I don’t want to leave Key West. I really, really like it here. Warts and all. The upper Keys are nice, but it ain’t here.
The job would require my getting another vehicle. I would need something, truck, jeep, whatever for this job. No getting around it. A bicycle won’t be enough. That means fuel, insurance, maintenance, and all the joys that I have been missing out on since I got rid of the jeep last summer. With gas hitting $4 and moving up, I’m not sure it’s worth the trouble.
Physically, the job is demanding. It will be an everyday job. And I mean every damn day. No time off unless the weather is really bad. These blogs I run would suffer immensely and probably wind up being taken down due to lack of time or subject matter. While they don’t make much money at the moment, they are a source of pride and joy for me. And at the ripe old age of 57, a seven day a week job has little appeal.
The promise of big money has a lot of appeal but I could see me easily backsliding into a lifestyle that has taken me the last ten years to get rid of. Despite the current financial setback, I’m loving life here in Key West. This is a place made for minimalist living. Yeah, a big income would be great, but the cost is too much. The position is there and will probably still be there later if things get desperate but for now, I’m staying put. The longer I stay, the more it becomes home. I’ve worked too hard to give it all up.