Thanks for the warm Welcome, everyone!!
I'm really impressed you actually know Slovenia, we're a tiny country, often confused with Slovakia or such.
Eyerishgold, love your nickname!! (Are you of Irish descent?)
Yes, I agree money is a means to an end - & I've heard surfing is fun!
Thanks for the warning!
Yes, I'm aware of Kiyosaki criticism and the website warning about him - in fact, I agree with most of what is said - that he makes it seem 'too easy', especially the own biz and real estate, building guilt in people who haven't managed to do it yet, and puts too much fluff in his books, with little 'real' substance.
Still, I heard from at least two other people that got initially inspired about learning more about money from him.
TexasGal, love your avatar!!
Calgary_Girl, that is so interesting you have parents from Croatia!
When I was little we went to Croatia to the seaside, it is beautiful there.
I admire their environmental movement, much stronger than in Slovenia.
Wow! A Slovenia-fan! Glad you like my country! When were you here?
Yes, being in EU opened many doors... (It's not all ideal, eg some environmental laws were actually stricter before, and our politicians seem to want to 'suck up' to the EU too much, but it is nice to be able to travel, study or work abroad more easily.)
I have a SF novel to finish, a bunch of songs written, and painting has been mostly on the side burner. Having too many interests is actually a part of my problem!! (Not really sure what to focus on most.) I think I'm what Barbara Sher calls a 'scanner' - Renaissance-type-of-person with many interests.
I've worked in an office before and liked it (writing articles from PR statements), but it really depends on the people (and surroundings) and what one does (didn't like too literal translations with too hefty deadlines in another job) - I like having peace and time to do my thing, but I like some contact with people too (like when I worked in tourist informations for a summer). I do need to do something I believe in (alternatively, I convince myself it's all 'research' for a book etc.)
When writing, I need peace and quiet, but also need contact with people (lots of my songs came from exhausting times spent partying with friends etc.) and I like some feedback. I used to watch TV while writing some of the time (but only if I'm in charge of the remote), got inspired for some short stories this way.
(Uhm, that's probably not what you were asking )
I might go to London & get a job in reception or something like that to balance off my time alone behind a computer this last year...
Glad I'm a first Slovenian onboard! (Maybe some more will volunteer after this?
) I've looked into the Young Dreamers section already - that's definitely what I am, a Young Dreamer! LOL - though I haven't posted there yet!
Chris, I will check out that website!
I've heard the book mentioned on a songwriting site too, people said good things about it. Are your friends painters or...?
Anyway, thanks again for the warm welcome & I definitely will look around!!