Thursday, March 25, 2010
Know When to Hold 'Em - Know When to Fold 'Em
Because life like poker is cyclical, without warning I’ve started receiving better cards. I didn’t believe it at first. I kept with my “non-strategic strategy” because I refuse to believe that my luck might be, could be changing.
Out of nowhere, people – young people at that – have started attending my non-profitable class at the YMCA. This makes the lack of money somewhat more palatable. I have an opportunity to teach a new enthusiastic group in Chattanooga. And truly unexpectedly, I might have an opportunity to have a class with excited students in a situation where I can make money – Dance fitness right here in Cleveland. Watch out – lightning my strike! What a freecard I’ve received.
I’ve spent years of my life working at Chambers of Commerce. Because few can take such a job that pays low and has such a fluid job description, when someone with experience makes her way into town, we seem to find each other. I’ve spoken with them twice about this job for which I’m grossly over qualified. If I don’t get it, over qualification will probably be the reason. The real job would provide some money but I’ve got some decent cards with the Jazzercise hand.
Finally I have some cards which are worth playing. There are some real choices and risks involved. The biggest risk would be me finally and actually playing the game that is Cleveland, Tennessee.
So what to do now? Finally I may be “ALL IN”.