If I could no longer work in the book industry I think I would probably look into opening a business with my sister or maybe taking over my dad’s old business which fell to the way side.
For years my older sister and I have talked, dreamed, and planned to open a business of out own. We wanted a little shop that would sell clothes similar to what you can find at the Pyramid Collection. We love the bohemian, romantic, gothic, gypsy inspired clothes. There is no place around here to get anything like that, years ago you could get some clothes similar to that at Hot Topic but not anymore. Now that store is mostly t-shirts and pop culture items. We wanted to sell little trinkets, books, candles, and have a small floral section where you could get a fresh arrangement. My sister used to work in a floral shop and loved it. I had taken a few classes on floral arrangements as well. We thought this little store could do well in our town. We would offer a variety of goods so we would have a little bit of something for everyone.
If for some reason I couldn’t do that I would love to take over my dad’s watch repair business. While he no longer operates it, he does still have everything needed to do so. Including all the videos, books, and other material to teach someone how to repair watches and clocks. I used to love helping him wind the pocket watches, polishing them, and watching as he worked on the tiny little gears inside of them. At one time I had looked into going to a trade school to learn watch and jewelry repair. It looked really interesting. However, it wasn’t something I felt I could do being a single mom. Having to move that far away (the nearest school that had a program like this was a five hour drive)with no one to help me out with the kids while I went to school. I still love the ticking of a watch. I have three clocks in my living room alone. Perhaps this is something that I can go ahead and do now as a hobby. I could easily get my hands on the old books and instructional videos to teach myself how to repair clocks and watches.
No matter what I would do to earn an income I know I would always have books and writing in my life. The written word is a part of me.
Have you ever daydreamed about owning a business of your own? What kind?