This is more a wish then an absolute need. I currently have a small income which covers all my primary expenses (with a wee bit left over). I eat well and dress nice. I have no car (I carpool mostly). I live in a descent, albeit not large, apartment. I spend a lot of time thinking and conceptualizing things related to music, finance, religion, politics, relationships, and comedy.
What is missing: public exposure. I lived in Los Angeles and connected from a distance with people and celebrities in Hollywood, joining the Screen Actors Guild. One of my grandfathers is from upstate New York, the other is from Virginia (born in Washington DC). While I relate to these three locations intellectually, I currently do not have the means to relate in person. I sense a need to be more visibly present in the affairs of the world. I know I can help people. I am a problem solver by nature (personality type INTP). And while I like a certain degree of isolation, too much is unhealthy. I connect to my immediate community in all the ways I can (church, internet, clubhouse, caretaker, etc.), but the issues and ideas I am occupied with daily are generally too foreign to their thinking to be worthy of much discussion. They are generally too occupied with how things have been to care much about how things should or could be. I receive SSI for mental health reasons, but this only covers the most basic needs. Things like travel are limited. I am not freely able to mingle with those who can benefit from my insight. It’s as if my influence affects them the way a dream would, not a face to face encounter. I need to travel to the places my ideas can be “plugged in,” so to speak.
I would like money I receive to go for travel expenses primarily (car, airplane, Uber) and lodging. I would like to understand and be better understood by the people that are on the frontier of creating reality – that are making decisions that affect us in fundamental ways. I wish to personally be involved in the destiny of our country and planet – particularly in the eight dimensions of well-being (intellectually, emotionally, physically, spiritually, environmentally, socially, financially, and occupationally).
I still am working on carving out a niche for myself occupationally. I relate to some degree to many occupations and have experience in multiple job settings. I feel however, that I need to be traveling and connecting to people that see and think the way I do (California, NY, DC, etc.) Living in the community I am in (Walla Walla, WA) is nice for reflecting on things, but occupationally I don’t fit here. It’s the sidelines for me.
I don’t necessarily need a lot of money up front. Any amount can and will get me moving. This is about reaching out and putting down some roots into locations that can benefit from my presence. This may take time.
I’m still trying to understand the concept of “pay it forward,” but I do sense that this whole thing is going to inevitably benefit those I come to connect with.
Thanks for time. Wishing you the best,