You know, a few months ago I kinda claimed I was sorta maybe back on DA, but honestly I think my life is gonna take a different turn. By no means am I deleting my account, but it's obvious now that DID art can never be one of my priorities.
See, in about august or so last year, I had a depressive crisis. Not worth getting into, but it soon became clear to me that I had been depressed all my life in one way or another, and the thing that changed it since has been diet. I did the carnivore diet until the holidays wrecked me. (Damn you delicious holiday meals!) It took until about mid february to really get my routine back, but damn, I'm doing really well right now. The key, through my research, is avoiding all processed foods and keeping carbohydrates out of the equation as much as possible.
Long story short? In August, I was 205 lbs. Today? 176 lbs. What's more amazing is that the week I started, a life-long depression just. Fucking. VANISHED. I could go into the science of gut bacteria, etc, but suffice to say you need to take care of the wildlife in your gut, or they will make you want to kill yourself. I knew that this was the solution too, because over the holidays where I stopped, the mood came back in force.
So now the real point. I've never been more clear-headed. I started working out. I have more energy. I'm not a night owl anymore. People at work tell me I'm different now, and some of them are asking me what to do instead of the boss. This is all foreign to me, but I'm frankly delighting in this rapid change. I'm listening to an audio book at double speed every day, and am learning about oh so many things. Investing. Real estate. Stocks. Finances. How to escape the 9 to 5 grind.
Then it hit me.
I can't do 9 to 5 my whole life, nor even 5 years more. In fact, with what I know now I can't envision not becoming a millionaire in the next 5 to 10 years. I'm going to continue studying every single day. I can devour audiobooks while I'm at work, and lately I've been absorbing everything it takes to not only start a business, but ensure it becomes a leader in its industry.
So why am I posting this on DA?
Well, you can make money doing literally anything. If I look hard enough, today, I can knock on the right door and find a person to pay me $100 to spit in their mouth. But to lead an industry, you have to love what you do. So a truly good business both solves a problem and provides value to a customer base, as well as works under the premise of loving it and being the best at it.
So...latex anyone? Leather? Something strappy? Or perhaps some high quality cotton rope for the missus? (Or mister?)
Suffice to say I have a certain...passion...for all things kinky. And to my knowledge, you have to spend a great deal in order to buy anything premade in this niche. In my experience too, most of these things, even things costing over $100, tend to wear out quickly. They're low quality. If you want quality, you might pay as much as $1000. Fuck this. I want to do for the kinksters what Bezos did for Amazon. Easy, affordable, fast. Then I want to do for the product what Boeing did for planes. Make the best.
None of this will be easy. Realistically, I need to start a business this year in order to begin building capital and establishing industry connections. The kinky business in all likelihood is going to end up being my 5th business attempt or so. But I accept this. There is a market, ever growing, of dissatisfied kinksters who are tired of pvc garbage because that's all they can afford. Have you seen how expensive a high quality sleepsack is? Or a bitchsuit? Or even a straitjacket that would last a lifetime?
So no, it's not gonna happen soon. It is probably more than 5 years off. And who knows? Maybe on my way to that I'll find something I'm a little more passionate about and stick with that. But I'm gonna chase it. I have a lot of studying to do; much about business, trade deals, taxes, customs laws, marketing, so, so much. But every single 9-5 day I will become so much more than I am today.
So hey, thanks for reading this. Thanks to all of you who decided to watch my page. You can be sure that if I do draw something, I'll upload it. You can also be sure that I'm just not gonna have the time to do that though. The person I am right now is the greatest I have ever been, yet this person is not capable of running that company. I must be that person. So who knows? The next piece of art I post might be 2 to 5 years from now. It might be a design concept or a prototype sketch. Or, it might even be a company logo. I can promise you this though. When that day comes, you, yes YOU you lovely DA patron, will be the first to know, and the first to get a discount.
Take care of your gut folks. I'll let you know if taking care of mine made me a millionaire or not.