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Old 01-16-2016, 06:28 PM   #21 (permalink)
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It seems absurd to wake up everyday and dread even getting out of the bed for work.
There is a time and place for this. It's when you really NEED to work one or two more years until you can afford to retire. Anybody younger than that who dreads going to work should be putting as much effort into job hunting as if he was unemployed.

A friend once had thoughts of becoming a professional fisherman after he won a $14,000 boat in a fishing tournament. So he spent a summer working tournaments while keeping his day job. He gave up the idea after seeing how many of the professional fishermen were sleeping in the backs of their cars because they could not afford motel rooms.

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Old 01-16-2016, 08:36 PM   #22 (permalink)
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The dream all depends on how you're able to set it up, and just what part of the dream you want to be in: just because you love a field doesn't mean you would love owning and managing a business.

I've got a cousin who is a chef. Do you think he wants to open a restaurant? Nope. He had to learn enough of the ownership and management end of the business that he knows he "just" wants to be a chef. He's in a good situation where he has the control he wants and doesn't have to worry about the rest- and he loves it.
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Old 01-24-2016, 04:09 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Pgfpro, can you rebuild my mattress? I am trying to hypermile it!

I have been dating the current silly girl that I am seeing for three months now. Soon after we met, she asked if I would consider being a stay-at-home dad.

We have similar jobs. We make the same amount an hour. I am trying to get into grad school so that I can make much more money. She keeps looking for a second job that would not pay as well as her first one.

She says that I am stubborn for not driving faster.

I hope that you are able to find something satisfying. Good luck!
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Thanks to all of y'all for the wisdom and words that have been dropped here! I truly appreciate it!

I got a job in Pest Control, so I am busy busy with that right now. Do I want to make it my life-long profession? Oh no! But it is bringing money in now and that is important to getting me where I want to be!

I had a plan, but the fiance was not going to have any part of it. Said she was not going to be with a pro bass fisherman and live that life, staying at home taking care of kids while I'm gone for 5-6 months. So this dream is on the back burner now because I chose her over myself... it wasn't an easy choice. She did say that I can do it later in life (like 10-20 years), so I have that much to look forward too
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You didn't choose her over yourself, you chose her for yourself.

You decided that a life with her was worth more to you than an attempt to make competitive fishing a paying proposition in the immediate future. And she probably wasn't trying to make you choose between her and fishing- she probably felt that a straight job right now would probably benefit the family more.

From a hypermiling perspective, it's time for the pulse. Pulse hard to get to your glide.
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You didn't choose her over yourself, you chose her for yourself.

You decided that a life with her was worth more to you than an attempt to make competitive fishing a paying proposition in the immediate future. And she probably wasn't trying to make you choose between her and fishing- she probably felt that a straight job right now would probably benefit the family more.

From a hypermiling perspective, it's time for the pulse. Pulse hard to get to your glide.
Life lessons found in hypermiling.
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Try to look at the bright side while job hunting! That's my only advice. Don't let your performance at the current job suffer.
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I got 2 difference answers from 2 different guys who were SCUBA guides on an island. The first guy said he is living a dream doing what he loves for a job. The other guy said the job has ruined what used to be his favorite activity.

Just because you love to do something doesn't mean you want to make it your job. Think about all aspects of what it means to make a career out of your hobby.

My brother in law sells season tickets for proffessional sports teams. He swore he would never sell for major league baseball because it would ruin it for him.

Any chance you could spin that degree into a vegetation management position? There are a great many jobs/careers that have no specific degree requirements.
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There is also a compromise solution. Enter any bass tournaments where you can drive there and back in one weekend. With a travel trailer, it could also be a family vacation weekend.
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Old 02-07-2016, 10:01 AM   #30 (permalink)
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I don't recommend camping until any kids are older- camping with a baby while hubby's fishing is more work than just staying home with the baby.

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