Yep, it's for real--my business name has been registered and in a few days I'll have my official paperwork. From here, who knows where it goes...but hot dog, I've taken a first step!
All I can say is, it will be great some day, to have my own business be more my thing, and hopefully even be a thing that friends and family can benefit from.
Tired of wearing myself out for employers who just don't get it. Man...what a disappointment so many jobs and bosses have turned out to be. I never want to be one of them. Never want to be one of those guys.