Tuesday, February 9, 2010

The (Pipe) Dream

I'm not a person who tends to make big plans for his future. I have a hard time mustering the foresight and wherewithal to finish a college degree, mostly because the future is so goddam nebulous to me that preparing for it with any sort of certainty seems pointless. I'm getting a history degree and my teaching credentials at the moment, in large part because I need a fallback plan that I can use to force myself to have some direction in life.

Therefore, it is a weird feeling for me to have a life goal. I've had some sort of vague inklings of ideas of what I want to do - things like "I want to leave Long Beach, and probably move to Seattle", and "I think it'd be really satisfying to own my own business", but I've never had anything resembling a real goal in my life until now.

I want to own my own bar/pub. I want it to be themed. I want it to be geek-friendly. I want to brew my own beers and sell them there. It's certainly not something I can do tomorrow, but it's a dream, and more importantly a goal. I will need investment capital, experience working in the industry, and business classes (potentially a degree), but you get the idea.

This is something I want to work toward. I want to figure out how to make this work, and I want to turn it into a reality. I'd like to get some of my friends involved if I could.

Anyway, perhaps it's a pipe dream, but it's a dream nonetheless, which is more then I've had until now.

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