Just can't seem to find it. I need that balance that allows me to make money and Yakfish. I was unemployed for 5 months (snow removal job was week to week and based on, well... snow), and wasn't able to get out like I wanted to. Now I have my old job back, but, still can't get out like I want to. $1400 check came in and $400 of it taken in taxes and deductions. First, that's not a lot of money for living (bimonthly pay), second, the amount of hours I needed to put in to get to that was not over the norm but not a set 9-5 schedule.
It is a chaotic schedule that I have with 2 day shifts and 2 15 hour over night shifts that cause the next day to be spent sleeping. Hardly makes it viable to get the boat out and on the water. I feel as though the next check should be spent on an actual roof rack so I can just leave my boat loaded on the truck for whenever I can get it out there.
The time I spend on the water is detrimental to my physical and mental health in my opinion. I wish I could get a prescription from a physical therapist for it. It would make life a bit simpler than trying to get out there when I can and when the boss is too distracted to try and give me more workload to take up my day when he knows I'm trying to get more into this sport. He doesn't like the idea that I want to hit a bunch of tournaments next season. So he's trying to put into place a policy that if you take time off, your pay gets deducted.
Just want to be out there and casting a line right now. Once again though, it's off to work until 7 am tomorrow.
See you all on the boards next month! LOL