Slow and Steady

Anyone traveling through downtown Minneapolis around lunchtime might have seen someone pushing a giant leather chair through the skyscrapers. The clatter and clink of the rolling wheels made people turn in my direction but I kept walking like everything was normal. Yes, I pushed a chair through the heart of downtown after winning a drawing for an office chair that was going to get tossed.

I received the notice at the end of last week and had to make plans to get my chair from the storage closet in a building to the parking garage 4 blocks away. The stares were well worth it because I’d rather pick up something that looks new and is a little used than pay $200 plus dollars for a comfortable seat that I’m going to use for hours at a time.

Actually, this bargain went to into my husband’s creative space so that he doesn’t have to worry about falling backward in a too springy chair with a lower back. Of course, I’m free to use it but I rarely go back there unless it’s to bother him or search through my many supplies. Hopefully, the new “used” chair gives him a comfortable seat and more energy to keep creating because I just let him know that I signed us up for another event in November.

The madness never ends but I’m trying to push myself and him to be able to have a side hustle that turns into a main hustle. It’s hard to keep fears and worries from bubbling up. The words impossible come to mind. Making the switch isn’t easy for me because I love my safety nets. I also like having a 401K, a steadier income, and benefits. Not to mention that I’ve always had more than 1 job or thing I do to generate income.

I guess what I’ve trying to say is that I’m trying to switch which income stream brings in the most income and that’s not an easy thing to do. I know it’s possible because I see other people doing it for real when they had the same fears and worries. My leaps are small and more planned that’s just who I am. So slow and steady wins my race.

With that in mind, here is your next prompt. Your participating in a challenge at your local state fair to win a cash prize but you have to do them with a stranger. This stranger is single and not too bad looking. Write for 5-10 minutes. Make it big like the Amazing Race or small town.

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~Yoon Ju

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I’m an author in Minnesota who started out writing and illustrating Children’s books. I’ve published poetry and adult Romance Novels. I created my website and social media to reach out to other writers because the process can be lonely. I wanted to reach out to readers, writers, and those with a dream of finishing “that” novel. I share the advice of other writers and the tools I use to create my stories.

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