Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Business set up concerns

I've been looking into freelance stuff lately, wondering if I should take it on. Actually, there is no should about it. I need money and this might be the best way to do it.
I guess I've always been apprehensive about the whole setting up a business thing. I mean, what if I fail? Also there's the fact that I know so little about it that I'd probably need to pay someone to help me with it and right now there's absolutely no money for an accountant or business set up fees. I'm going to look into the NEIS project again, see if there's some way that I can make the funding work for me. A lot of these projects that I've found require me to be online for longer than I can stay in town without getting some kind of parking ticket. I guess the money would be best used to get the internet access that I'd need as well as help pay the bills when they come up.
Otherwise it's back trying to get access to my super early. I don't know how I'm going to manage that. How do you explain to someone you've never met that you need access to your money to help pay for things that are not debts yet, but only because you don't like being in debt. I think mine is going to be an emotional plea, which probably won't get me anywhere. At least by the end of the day I'll have filled in the forms to roll over my cash into another fund which does allow for early access.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Not everyone worships the AFL

I went back to my home town just last weekend and was asked more than one time "what team do you follow" (referring to AFL). My response? I don't follow football, I follow roller derby... It was met with strange looks, not just because a lot of people have a hard time believing that I am involved with roller derby.
Its not like I have anything against football, apart from the fact that I do find it completely and utterly boring. If it's on tv and I'm at home, I watch a dvd. If I'm at my dad's and it's on, I read a book with my ipod headphones in one ear so that I can still hear him when he speaks to me.
In a way I do get the hero worship, I mean, it's in roller derby too, but what I don't get is that I'm thought of as strange because I choose not to worship this apparently great sport. On grand final day I won't care who wins or loses, it won't make my day any better or worse. But I'd rather be at a roller derby bout or fundraiser than watching football.