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  1. 13SicVic

    13SicVic Well-Known Member

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    I’ve been in a first world dilemma for awhile now and just wanted to throw it out there for those that can relate.
    On the flip side it’s easy to get caught up in our “Stuff” and lose sight of how blessed we are or “fortunate” for the unbelievers.
    Anyone got a situation or story along this vein is welcome to post it up.
     
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    13SicVic Well-Known Member

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    I’ll start.

    I’m into a few different things and have been for awhile. Victories and riding is probably my latest obsession and I got it bad.
    I hunt and fish so I have all the gear that goes along with it for my region like a 18’ Alumaweld flat bottom sled. It’s an oldy but a goody.
    All the stuff that goes along with it of course as well as a bunch of camping gear.
    I want a steel frame bike and don’t have the room unless I sacrifice one or more other passions for it.
    What is a guy supposed to do with all that stress?
     
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    You are NOT ALONE brother!

    Cars , bikes, motorcycles, trains just to name the big ones. All stacked and packed.

    Motorcycling consumes most of my "free time" these days. If I'm not working on one (club wrench),riding one , planning a ride, just hanging out here well I'm probably riding somewhere.

    But now that things are opening up it will soon be time to start working on the Christmas train display down at the firehouse. (Where will I find that time? Guess I won't get 30,000 miles on 2 wheels this year?) 4 months to build, 5-6 weeks of operation the 2 months to take it down and put it ALL away.

    And a Wife can't forget her and her interests too.

    Who ever came up with this 5 day work week? I bet they didn't have any hobbies!
     
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    ^ Your hobbies were all brought to you by the 5-day work week.

    Start (and grow) a business and you won't need so many hobbies to suck away your extra time & money
     
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    Shipping takes 3 days instead of 2 (if I order in the 2h and 15m) smdh. It's crazy how many people can't or don't realize how great we have it here (in a 1st world country)
     
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    A good steel frame won't cost you much money or take up much space and it's a good stress reliever. One of my other hobbies I enjoy.
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    Haha. I need one of those too but set up to go both on and off road. That is one thing the wife has that I don’t, a bicycle.

    Part of what contributes to my “Problem” is my wife doesn’t like to ride. She’s got major anxiety about going on the bike and also about ME riding.
    She was pretty pissed when I told her not to buy me a plane ticket for the wedding in Utah about 10 days ago because I was riding there.
    If she was into it I’d take the hit on a trunk, get it painted to match and we’d spend a lot of the good weather months cruising places but that isn’t in the cards.
     
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    Great idea but I have about a half talent to my name.

    Look up on google for “Jack of all, master of none” and you’ll see my picture.
     
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    After a couple months in this together over the winter my wife is always fine with me taking off on roadtrips alone and often!

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    Don't have to have money to start a business! Just ambition. I am the same as you, Jack. To such an extreme that I could not stay mentally healthy at any job for more than a couple months. Starting a business allowed me to do a lot of different aspects of work in a day.

    It also eats all my spare time, and I am starting to sell off projects that I don't see myself ever getting around to. Certainly makes a guy focus on what's important.
     
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    You need to get a new hobby, construction. Then build a shed for all the other toys and give up the construction hobby. There, I solved your space problem and gotten you to give up a hobby all in one shot. You're welcome.
     
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    First World ‘problems’: when the RV, the boat trailer, the motorcycle trailer, the motorcycle and the second pickup truck may need tires soon. And the AC unit for the garage seems a bit low on Freon.
     
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    Having a 24/7 full tme job doesn't fit into my retirement plans!
     
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    Brilliant. Thanks
     
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    First world gratefulness for me has become capitalism.
    It can make you, break you but it will always let you play again. After so many major issues/disasters I've learned that lesson along with the key to true happiness... Wanting what you already have.
     
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