Thursday, December 21, 2006

Mid Life Crisis

So I quit my job today. I have no other job lined up but it feels kind of good. I think Kat was right when she said "Good It was killing you". I have never really liked corporate America type jobs.. I usually end up taking that kind of job because it is where the money is. Working for this company though was bad. I swear you could feel the little workers souls being sucked out of them day by day. So hopefully I can get my act together and find something I can enjoy a little more.

I decided to go for a walk today. Get the energy up and try and get my life moving in a better direction. My wife suggested that I go walk in the woods surrounding our town. Now I have lived in this town for over seven years but have never walked in the woods. I had some concern that I would become lost and they would find my bloated body somewhere during the spring thaw. The walk was great and very invigorating. I was a little spooked at first being in the woods.. all alone.. where bears and wild dogs could get at me. I then remembered that bears hibernate during the winter so I felt a little safer.

Until I came across the pond.. dead bloated body.. that kind of freaked me out a little. I did a look around for any packs of wild dogs or serial killers and kept walking.

The path finally opened up into a little picnic grounds with a little pond.. dead bloated body .. and I walked around to the other side. It was a nice little place. There was a dam on the other end and I looked over the side and saw a two story drop to the bottom with water flowing down.. dead bloated body .. and was able to successfully navigate this.

I then took an uphill route that branched off my route. I climbed and I climbed with my heart pounding in my chest.. hoping I would not have a heart attack.. and crossed over a little stream.. dead bloated body.. until I climbed to the top of this mountain. On the very top was the most perfect Christmas tree you could ever see. It was bright green and healthy and full of nature. I looked around from my vantage at the top of this huge mountain and the only sign of civilization I could see was Boston to my left. The rest of the world was a sea of tree's and mountains. It was very stunning. I sat down on a rock and just soaked it all in as I caught my breath and tried to get my heart running again. I was seated Indian style and just relaxed and enjoyed the chilly winter air. I finally got my body in some condition to move again and found my way back to my house somehow. I then promptly passed out on the couch and awoke a few hours later. All in all a great way to spend the morning.


Blogger Chilly said...

Good luck to you in your quest.

12:13 PM

Blogger smokkee said...

1. quit job
- check

2. dodge hungry bears, wild dogs and serial killers
- check

3. overcome minor heart failure

so far so good.

12:16 PM

Anonymous mookie99 said...

There's always the Huggle job although you may be a tad bit too old.

Working for the man does suck and doing something you enjoy and look forward to each day is priceless. I think many of us are in search of that (that Don is a lucky bastard :) )...good luck on your search.

12:39 PM

Anonymous Ingoal said...

Good luck, hope you find a job that isn't sucking the life out of you...

1:05 PM

Anonymous Capt. Tom said...

Hey Woffles. Good luck with everything. I'm always impressed when I see someone take destiny in their own hands. If you need some money to get started, let me know. All you have to do is share a bed with me and let me stick my nub in your back while you sleep.

1:45 PM

Blogger smokkee said...



1:49 PM

Blogger SirFWALGMan said...

See Tom unlike Brandi I would do it! Except I know you are a dead beat and out of money so go fuck off and rape someone who is gullible.

2:12 PM

Blogger The Poker Enthusiast said...

Good for you man. Now you can work on becoming the Razz Emperor.

Take your time and find the right thing for you.

2:46 PM

Blogger Short-Stacked Shamus said...

First day of winter tomorrow, so loads of time before them bears wake up . . . .

Good post, man. And good luck to you.

3:57 PM

Blogger JL514 said...

Is it possible your wife sent you out to the woods to get killed since she was furious you quit your job?

Just a thought.

5:04 PM

Blogger Garthmeister J. said...

As I am currently at work cleaning up other people's crap (and will have to monitor things over the Christmas long weekend), I totally hear you.

Take a little time off, chill out, and get centred. Then maybe drink a shit ton of alcohol.

Hope it all goes well.

5:39 PM

Blogger CarmenSinCity said...

Now that you are jobless it should be very easy for you to pack up the kids, the frogs, the wife and whoever else is shacking up at your place and move out to Vegas!

Don says you can stay with him for as long as necessary :)

6:23 PM

Blogger Mondogarage said...

And another falls down to a lifetime career of picking the winners. Obviously, the bears didn't cover the spread. Good luck, sir!

6:08 AM

Blogger lightning36 said...

Speaking as one who was in a job that was tearing him up inside and then found a great job afterwards ... the other side is great, bro. Just think about how sweet it will be when you get there. Best of luck.

1:38 AM

Blogger PokahDave said...

I know exactly how you feel (not in a Capt. Tom/Brandi way). I hate my fucking job...everything else in my life is great....but that damn IT job sucks ass. Hope you find your way..I may be doing the same sometime in the near future. I'll also be at Foxwoods on Christmas a present from my wife (probably to keep me from quiting my job). Good Luck.

9:33 PM


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