Saturday, November 2, 2019
THAT JOB Part 2
Just a good car:
Jobs, occupations and careers. I am sure there are good definitions for each, but most of my friends use the term my job!
I have probably related this before but once out by a campfire in California with other RV’rs the subject of education came up. Across the fire one lady told of their daughter who was very happy in the Bahamas as a waitress. Her husband added a PS to that, “BUT I sure wish she had known that before we paid for her college education including a Master’s Degree in science.”
We all got a good laugh out of that but knew it was no joke. Methinks some folk stay at a job, HOPING this is it.
But within our own family there are young folk with a degree and teacher’s certificate waiting tables in the Waffle House.
I have a friend who has experience in installing huge incinerators in cities for trash, operating and repairing heavy equipment all very well paying jobs. He found his ‘nitch’ raising chickens.
Dallas went thru many ‘occupations’ until he found he loved Bloodhounds and raising turkeys. He pursued both at the same time.
When leaving my ship in the USN, the skipper asked me if I would stay another year. Only if I can bring my wife aboard sir. Was my reply. I did love the Navy, but when I took to driving nails, I had found my true love. I was in my 40s before I KNEW that was my real love, building a house.
I don’t know if there is a trick, ‘hack’ or secret that would allow one to KNOW at 18 yrs of age, what their life’s fun-job is, but that is the key to a satisfied life, methinks. To be happy at what you do and still make a living until the end.
The retire to fish, read, volunteer, golf (if u can afford it), visit or travel. Some folk even want to travel.
Actually we have taken several cruises now. They seem cost effective for a vacation. A place to sleep, eat well, snack well and travel. Many times at less than $50 a day. Nice if you love the sea, and I do.
I have heard of people who retired aboard a cruise ship, and stayed there.