No, this wasn’t a throwback to the “LAN parties” of a few years ago, this was a business networking event that I felt a bit out of place at.
For one, I had no business cards to either hand out or put into the various draw bins. For another, everyone kept asking about what my business was.
The little devil on my shoulder (in the form of a certain friend of mine who resides in Toronto) kept telling me to keep making up some outlandish business that I had . . . “I run a spa for rabbits.”
I just kept saying . . . “I’m the guy from the news a month ago who paid off my debts by moving into my trailer.” That was always an interesting concept for people to try to understand.
For me, the evening did what it was supposed to do, get me out and mingling with people. I do need to break the hibernation habit.
Sure, it was not productive, but it was an interesting evening and I will look for more excuses to get out of the trailer.
Even though parking was an issue, as always, I need a fair bit of space to park. Again, this is a manageable issue and hardly an excuse to not go anywhere.
I did meet a number of interesting people, but once again, I suck at taking photos to commemorate an event.
I will add that I do feel a bit more relaxed now that I have my Personal Overdraft back. Just knowing that it is there and I have a bit of wiggle room in my budgeting is a comfort.
It is one concrete step on the journey to rebuilding my finances and yes, breaking the cycle of: fiscal crisis => debt => clawing my way out of debt.
As always: Keep your head up, your attitude positive and keep moving forward!