Gotta keep writing!

I have to push through. Even though I’m not writing any analytical articles or anything specifically about China, I still have to force myself to write every week.

I signed up for this website called EssayShark that I found through ProBlogger. The website is basically an auction site where students post their homework and writing assignments, and so called “professional” writers place bids and whoever wins the bid can help them with their assignment.

You get paid anywhere from a few bucks per page, up to like $80 per assignment.

I wanted to find a way to improve my writing, but helping kids with their lame ass college assignments wasn’t exactly what I had in mind. Though apparently they pay more for technical writing, for example I saw a finance homework assignment I could have done, but I just don’t think the time trade-off was worth it.

Similar to the last few weeks, work has been pretty crazy, and because a bunch of people have left the Company recently, I’m getting stuck with a lot of random work, including booking airplane tickets for my boss’s wife and kid, and lots of secretarial work… Ugh

Also, one of my wife’s good friends (who was also one of her bridesmaids) started her own company a little under two years ago, and is looking for someone to help out with some financial / accounting stuff.

Throughout the past two years, she’s reached out to me with random questions, and I’ve went to her office a few times to chat.

But recently, she seemed more inclined to get me to join her company.

I’m pretty intrigued by this opportunity. I don’t want to be stuck doing my job forever, but I also don’t know what else I can do with my skill set after my current position, especially in China.

So I decided that I would go help out at her company part time.

My plan right now is to go on Saturdays, and occasionally during the work week when I can get off work from my regular job at a normal hour. I also found out that at her company, everybody works 6 days a week already.

I went last Saturday, and they had a company wide meeting from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM. Then afterwards people worked on whatever they had to do. The company is only around 35 people so far, but that’s mad dedication on the part of all the employees.

I’m kind of curious to see what all the hoopla about startup life is like, so I think I’ll go check it out and see what comes of this experience.

Calvin’s Corner 6
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