posted on Jan, 19 2015 @ 06:02 AM
Things have been tough for me for about 6 years, of course my problems go back a lot more. I don't have it near as bad as you seem to, but I've been
thinking about selling what ever I have and going west - Texas, Colorado, Arizona, Utah, N. Dakota, anywhere it might be a little better than here in
the Great Lakes State.
I had my rant a while a go, I was losing it pretty good, but my rant on ATS helped me, and I hope your rant here helps you as well.
My thought was, if my great grand uncle left Missouri just before the civil war, burned his bridges when he left, moved to the Colorado before it was
a state, had to deal with hostile Natives and Mexicans, built a ranch that was a stop on the Santa Fe trail, helped create the local town, got into
politics, and even convinced my branch of the family to move west after the war, then I could make it with a one way bus ticket and some cash in our
more civilized world.
That part of the family was moving west every generation since James town with a lot less than what I have, that line goes back to the Vikings who
colonized Iceland, I should have the genetics to go off and have a fresh start out west too. What I have here is worth fighting for, it is hard, but
is it really harder than what I would find starting elsewhere? It' a tough decision and I have about 20 or so years left to my life to make a final
stand somewhere, might as well be here, it doesn't seem to matter much in my situation, certainly I have little family left and no support beyond my
own means. Be tough and don't let anything come between you and any opportunities you may have, that is my conclusion.