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posted on Aug, 21 2019 @ 10:58 PM
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Finally, I actually get one, and it's scary. It's going to be a hell of one too.

I'm shutting down my business and changing careers. The next few months will be a wind down(so this thread is pretty premature). Sure I've got some fear about the big change, but after 15 years of not having a single day off(other than sundays) I'm pretty excited.

I've got a few things I want to get done around the house, a few projects to wrap up and just the idea of having some free time(ultimate free time, literally no obligations) seems so foreign to me.

Come end of september, i'll be unemployed and have NOTHING to do. I'd like to take a few months(at least) to sort # out, I have up to a year or so before I actually have to get back into the world. I have high hopes that I'll get all I want done and land in a position of employment that is both challenging and rewarding.

The only fear I have is that I'll fall into bad habits or new habits(day drinking). But overall I'm pretty optimistic that I'll persevere (as always) and make good life choices(overall).

The worst thing, so far, is that I've been shopping for a camper. I'd like to spend 3 to 4 months(avoiding the midwest winter) and travel around the country before I have to get serious about finding a new job/income.

Pretty pointless thread, just venting a big life change for myself.




posted on Aug, 21 2019 @ 11:13 PM
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a reply to: MisterSpock

I wish you well my man! but, Starting up a chick-fil-a is risky at this point..then again so is Subway..GD Jarrett!






posted on Aug, 21 2019 @ 11:14 PM
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originally posted by: Sabrechucker
a reply to: MisterSpock

I wish you well my man! but, Starting up a chick-fil-a is risky at this point..then again so is Subway..GD Jarrett!





I'm not good enough to pass either the religious test for a chick or the pedo test for a subway.

Know your limits.

ETA: I have zero qualifications for a franchise food business....so obviously I've been fielding calls all week from KFC....

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posted on Aug, 21 2019 @ 11:19 PM
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originally posted by: MisterSpock

The only fear I have is that I'll fall into bad habits or new habits(day drinking).


I used to think drinking was bad for me. That's why I gave up thinking.



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posted on Aug, 21 2019 @ 11:19 PM
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posted on Aug, 21 2019 @ 11:20 PM
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a reply to: MisterSpock

Make a list of things you want to accomplish, and cross them off daily, as you get stuff done.

Enjoy some nice mid afternoon naps.

And steer clear of California for at least a month, because its hotter then crap here



Also fix that cement in your garage!



posted on Aug, 21 2019 @ 11:22 PM
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originally posted by: visitedbythem
a reply to: MisterSpock

Make a list of things you want to accomplish, and cross them off daily, as you get stuff done.

Enjoy some nice mid afternoon naps.

And steer clear of California for at least a month, because its hotter then crap here



Also fix that cement in your garage!


The only way I ever figured I'd go to california is if I was kidnapped.

Also, the cement in my garage is fine, you obviously have me confused with some other ATS "troll".



posted on Aug, 21 2019 @ 11:24 PM
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a reply to: MisterSpock

You had to bring Colonel Sanders into this!



posted on Aug, 21 2019 @ 11:28 PM
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You all better wish/hope for the best in this.

If not, I'll implement plan B.

I'll buy a beat up old smelly camper and visit all my ATS "friends". I have all your IP addresses and not the phony proxy/coffee shop crap most of you use, but the real ones.

I'll travel the US and creep all you out. Showing up at your homes, sticking my foot in the door as you attempt to slam me out. I'll eat all your food and creep out all your friends and family. Even augie and the mason's will recoil in fear at the uncomfortable "air" I can fill a room with.

This is going to be so much fun, no matter which path it goes.
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posted on Aug, 21 2019 @ 11:31 PM
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originally posted by: MisterSpock
You all better wish/hope for the best in this.

If not, I'll implement plan B.

I'll buy a beat up old smelly camper and visit all my ATS "friends". I have all your IP addresses and not the phony proxy/coffee shop crap most of you use, but the real ones.

I'll travel the US and creep all you out. Showing up at your homes, sticking my foot in the door as you attempt to slam me out. I'll eat all your food and creep out all your friends and family. Even augie and the mason's will recoil and fear at the uncomfortable "air" I fill a room with.

This is going to be so much fun, no matter which path it goes.


I got your IP too dude.

Wanna hang at the Mall of MAGA tomorrow? I got about 6 hours to kill before me and my buddy get a crave case and beers from White Castle.





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posted on Aug, 21 2019 @ 11:31 PM
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originally posted by: NarcolepticBuddha

originally posted by: MisterSpock
You all better wish/hope for the best in this.

If not, I'll implement plan B.

I'll buy a beat up old smelly camper and visit all my ATS "friends". I have all your IP addresses and not the phony proxy/coffee shop crap most of you use, but the real ones.

I'll travel the US and creep all you out. Showing up at your homes, sticking my foot in the door as you attempt to slam me out. I'll eat all your food and creep out all your friends and family. Even augie and the mason's will recoil and fear at the uncomfortable "air" I fill a room with.

This is going to be so much fun, no matter which path it goes.


I got your IP too dude.


Wanna hang at the Mall of MAGA tomorrow? I got about 6 hours to kill before me and my buddy get a crave case and beers from White Castle.






You buying?



posted on Aug, 21 2019 @ 11:36 PM
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originally posted by: MisterSpock

originally posted by: NarcolepticBuddha

originally posted by: MisterSpock
You all better wish/hope for the best in this.

If not, I'll implement plan B.

I'll buy a beat up old smelly camper and visit all my ATS "friends". I have all your IP addresses and not the phony proxy/coffee shop crap most of you use, but the real ones.

I'll travel the US and creep all you out. Showing up at your homes, sticking my foot in the door as you attempt to slam me out. I'll eat all your food and creep out all your friends and family. Even augie and the mason's will recoil and fear at the uncomfortable "air" I fill a room with.

This is going to be so much fun, no matter which path it goes.


I got your IP too dude.


Wanna hang at the Mall of MAGA tomorrow? I got about 6 hours to kill before me and my buddy get a crave case and beers from White Castle.






You buying?


Loser at mini-golf buys. I have a deadly accurate chip shot...bring your wallet




edit on 21-8-2019 by NarcolepticBuddha because: (no reason given)



posted on Aug, 21 2019 @ 11:38 PM
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October will be my first month of the vacation.

Fitting, since I love holloween. But oddly sad in that I'm pretty much going to spend the month getting drunk, watching horror films and culminating the "season" in the grand holloween finally of getting drunk(shocker) watching hocus pocus and throwing candy(violently) at neighborhood children.

It sounds funny, but I'm serious.

It's all uphill from there though....



posted on Aug, 21 2019 @ 11:42 PM
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Two times when I was a builder, I took a year off and worked at a job in two different lumber yards. It was great, I actually only had to work eight to ten hours a day. Having your own business means you do not have much time of your own, I did manage to take at least a week to two weeks of vacation a year, in the winter of course, summer vacations were not an option. Vacations were very tiring, I actually worked more trying to have fun on vacation than I worked when working. Driving days, hitting the amusement parks, checking out all kinds of places like the grand old Opera, and trying all the food from different parts of the country. Even at vegas, I walked about twenty miles a day checking out the casinos and walking from the strip to downtown.

Vacations suck, it takes a week to recover from a one week vacation.



posted on Aug, 21 2019 @ 11:46 PM
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originally posted by: rickymouse
Two times when I was a builder, I took a year off and worked at a job in two different lumber yards. It was great, I actually only had to work eight to ten hours a day. Having your own business means you do not have much time of your own, I did manage to take at least a week to two weeks of vacation a year, in the winter of course, summer vacations were not an option. Vacations were very tiring, I actually worked more trying to have fun on vacation than I worked when working. Driving days, hitting the amusement parks, checking out all kinds of places like the grand old Opera, and trying all the food from different parts of the country. Even at vegas, I walked about twenty miles a day checking out the casinos and walking from the strip to downtown.

Vacations suck, it takes a week to recover from a one week vacation.


People always complain, but there is varying degrees.

I've worked 6 days a week for 15 years. NO vacation. Literally the only time "off" i had was 4 days(some of those only halfs). I took a half day to watch my grandfather die and another half for his funeral. The other 2 days off was me being escorted away in an ambulance.

I have no doubt the time I have off will seem like work at some point, but I've missed a lot and in my current state of mind I'll appreciate even a day of just staring at the trees as the wind blows through them will smoking a cigar and basking in the sun.
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posted on Aug, 21 2019 @ 11:52 PM
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a reply to: MisterSpock

It's the perfect time to try out a new hobby or something you've always wanted to do. If you've never taken time off, you'll probably find yourself getting anxious without something to do.

Go for it! Have fun.



posted on Aug, 21 2019 @ 11:54 PM
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I look back to when I was working all the time and wonder how I got to be such a big fool. We only have one life, I spent a lot of my life working all the time. I was an addict, I was an idiot. I should have been just going camping or fishing with the family more. I worked so much and the wife worked, so we went out and ate all the time in good restaurants, blowing a lot of money in them every year. Rewarding ourselves for working so much. But at least we did not have to do dishes that often.



posted on Aug, 22 2019 @ 02:35 AM
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a reply to: MisterSpock

Enjoy your time off! Breath free and be free.



posted on Aug, 22 2019 @ 07:18 AM
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originally posted by: MisterSpock

originally posted by: visitedbythem
a reply to: MisterSpock

Make a list of things you want to accomplish, and cross them off daily, as you get stuff done.

Enjoy some nice mid afternoon naps.

And steer clear of California for at least a month, because its hotter then crap here



Also fix that cement in your garage!


The only way I ever figured I'd go to california is if I was kidnapped.

Also, the cement in my garage is fine, you obviously have me confused with some other ATS "troll".


Yep, it was another troll who spent the night in his garage sweeping water out and smoking cigars....



posted on Aug, 22 2019 @ 07:21 AM
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a reply to: MisterSpock


Day drinking? You cannot drink all day.


Unless you start in the morning, of course.




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