Living the Dream

October 2, 2021
M-J Kelley's image of a cool cat "Living the Dream."

InkTober 2021. Day 2.

I think in the time of Covid-19 many may have warmly welcomed “working from home.” Finally, PJs, coffee from the kitchen, zero commute, etc.

I have been self-employed and working from home for more than 15 years. I come from a long line of entrepreneurs who owned their businesses; my father, mother, step-father, and brother to start. They have each showed me how hard they have worked. And what they achieved. They didn’t shy away from difficulties or the long hours. And neither do I.

For those who do not know, I own a business called Three Loud Crows Web Services. I got into web services because I wanted to build my own art website. Well, one thing leads to the next, and you have a business. I am so grateful that I do.

Living the Dream means many things to many people. I worked at the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) for a contract period ( 1 1/2 years) on the Schad Gallery of Biodiversity project. I was an artist who built and painted the Giant Chinese Salamander, snakes, artic plants etc. All told about 110 items. Anyways, on the back of the preparator door was a sign that said, “Living the Dream.” And no doubt we all were in some way. But like many jobs, it became a job. That said, I was so grateful for having that experience.

Now I would be remiss, not to mention true cats who have it good. Selene, Goddess of the Moon, is my friend Dona’s cat. There is no doubt in my mind that she is crushing it on the comfy side.

My friend Dale said she was shocked that a cat she saw on a tropical island was still alive but then recovered and said, “well, of course, he is already in heaven!”

And then there is my friend Bill. He is not a cat. But ooohhhh, he would love to live in a Cabana on the beach as long as the internet was high speed.

To all, may we find ourselves, “Living the Dream.”

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