April 30: Something I’m excited for

Here’s where it gets a little tricky when picking something to be excited about:  I’m writing this well before the April 30th deadline because I am a professional writer.  Waiting until the last minute just means that little mistakes slip through the cracks and then there’s nothing for it but having to go back and eat some crow, so screw that, schedule your shit ahead of time!

Now that that’s established, I’m excited for something in the far distant future.  I was thinking about this the other morning as I was heading back from dropping the kids off at school, and I think I want to try for an “early retirement” investment at some point.

I really, really want to open a bed-and-breakfast.

Not just an ordinary bed-and-breakfast, because how could I, of all people, do that?!  Nooooo, this would have themes, and secret rooms, and secret passageways, and sustainable energy, and its own food production.  It would have year-round events and gardens to visit and all kinds of neat little surprises at every corner.

It’s kind of a scalable model of my Theory idea – the theme park resort – but smaller.  The more I looked into the Theory model, the more I realized that it required a different scaling process at all, that starting small and creating alternate revenue through small production means was more practical than trying for larger things.

The educational outreach would still be a part of it, of course, but the really exciting part would be the day-to-day stuff:  making sure breakfast is served, doing small adventures… and that’s as much as I’m going to say about that because I don’t want to tip my hand too much.

I really really hope it passes the viability tests.  Nothing so far has, but something’s gotta come up green eventually, right?

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