It’s an idea that came to me while I was in the shower.
I get a lot of ideas in the shower…………….
A N Y W A Y,
while sudzing up (I don’t care if it’s not a word) in our luxurious, standing-room only shower stall, I was contemplating my life as I often do when a conversation got to brewing in my head.
I thought to myself………
“There’s gotta be a way to improve my life regardless of whether or not I have money. There are so many things I want to learn and experience before this life of mine is over, but I just don’t have the money to take those dance lessons or go to that Community College or get that psychotherapy.
a way to get to where I need to be without, first, winning the lottery or as my father likes to call it….
“The devil’s game.”
Besides, I am so sick of using the same old tired excuse…………
You know, the excuse to not EVEN TRY because I don’t have any money.
Mindy, stop your hiding.
But how do I get around an obstacle of such
proportions? (yeah?…well, it’s a word now!)
How do I overcome something that has been the theme of my life? I mean, WHAT!?!
Am I supposed to just forget about any talents I may have because of
That’s not fair!
Nope, I’m convinced there is a way to achieve my goals REGARDLESS of my circumstances.
Otherwise, why the hell would I have been given ANY talents if there was absolutely no way in which I could explore, develop and share them?
I feel as though much of my time was wasted because of fear and now that I’m finally learning how to conquer fear I don’t want to waste the rest of my time by waiting until I have the money!
………….If I do that I might as well just lay down right here.
Life is too short to waste any more of it waiting for things to fall into my lap. I gotta WORK to get where I want to be and now I’m FINALLY ready AND willing AND wanting……… ”
THEN IT CAME TO ME.
“What if I could somehow trade my painting for the things I feel would better my life?”
I hear bartering was real big back in the day…………actually, that’s how we got a roof over our garage and regular chiropractic care for myself. I was so grateful when they agreed to barter with me! I can’t imagine what kind of miserable shape I would be in if it weren’t for all the chiropractic adjustments I’ve been able to receive over the last year and a half!
- No more regular headaches or MOTHER migraines……
- No more pain in my hips and lower back if I’m standing OR sitting too long….(driving could be such a bitch)
- Don’t get colds anymore and allergies are hardly noticeable this season.
- No more pain when I turn my head from side to side! When driving, I used to have to turn my entire body to the side in order to see if any cars were coming. (like I said, driving was a bitch)
- And asthma seems to have quieted down, as well.
I’m not crooked anymore and I can walk without a gimp in my step!
this is one prime example of how bartering bettered my life……….
Bartering for a Better Life
comes into play…….
Now I just have to figure out how to propose this economically savvy plan to the world…..or at least to local businesses.