Monday, August 29, 2011

Opposing Forces

When I'm out sailing, I feel fantastic. There's an old saying that "a bad day on the water is better than a good day on land." And from what I've seen, I believe it. I'm picking up the sport quite quickly, and excelling by most accounts. I'm excited when fighting strong winds and big waves, and I'm relaxed when becalmed. So far I haven't experienced fear, but I'm sure it's on it's way. And it is a challenge that I'm somewhat looking forward to.

This weekend, I picked up my guitar and wrote a new song. I probably played it for 8-10 hours non-stop, developing and building the track. And I was elated. I loved every minute of the process - the inspiration, the creation, the mistakes and back-tracking…

Then I find myself back in my office. Biting my tongue, going for walks to calm my anger. At most 20% of my coworkers are worthy of any respect. The rest are useless dolts that are a drain on society. In my humble opinion. I actually hate these people.  Unfortunately, quite a few of the dolts are higher up the food-chain than I and can (and do) put me in stupid, frustrating, pointless positions. I'm looking for a new job, but until I find that I loathe half of my life at the moment.

As the days get worse while the evenings and weekends get better, I'm really noticing the disparity between the two. I really wish I could find a compromise, or a way to work my loves into a reasonable income...


  1. You need to find a rich person and become his or her yacht captain. Provide the singing as a bonus. :) I'm a problem solver.

    Sorry work sucks. I'm of the mindset that a hubby unhappy at work is no fun to be around. Tell Miss Kate I'm sorry for her suffering. :D Just hacking on ya. Chin up, something better will come along.

  2. Work is so much a part of our days that it really is hell when you hate your job. I don't hate my job, but I'm not passionate about it which is the first time in my life I've felt that way. Government sucks the life out of everything. Anyhow, I am overjoyed that the other parts of your life are fantastic.