"Do you have any vacation days you can take? A nice break from work and home might be good for you. Maybe a nice Mancation? Just a thought.
I know how you feel. I've been feeling like that for a while here at my job. I'm just not motivated…"
"My wife is a paramedic/fire fighter (associates in para-medicine and fire science) - it took her about 17 months of schooling, and she worked while she got it.
I've been in the same boat as you - close to a degree, hating my job, and getting…"
"B.J., if you haven't already, I'd suggest a few things that helped me as I endure a desk job that's taking me nowhere fast.
1) Find out what "fills my cup" in the short term and do that. For me, it could be as simple as…"
"Can't say it's as much advice as it is just a thought to mull for a while.
My friend's dad came to me as he was leaving my wedding. We talked briefly, and he told me that he wanted to make a toast to my wife and I but didn't get…"
"As a paramedic, I can definitely relate to what you're going through! For a while, I worked a rotating 12-hr night shift (2 on, 2 off, 3 on, 2 off, 2 on, 3 off). What worked best for me was just planning on sleeping during the day. As mentioned…"
"Take this with a grain of salt, but look into some Fish Pills(Omega 3's).
When I get off of them, my sleep is just not productive, I am angry, I am bitter, I start fights, I only find the negative in things. Within a day of getting back on…"
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"I'm not a vegetarian, but have gone camping with a few. Some things we've eaten:
Split pea soup
Madras lentil soup (Trader Joe's, Costco, Amazon)
Mac & cheese (something more upscale than Kraft, spice it…"
"Some time back the organization, concerned I think about its finances, put forth an idea of restructuring, as I'm sure you've noticed. We were invited to comment on it.
They looked at similar orgs to see what worked. They…"
"I agree with you Carl, I have felt that since we change from New Warrior Network to MKP the dynamics have changed to more marketing / numbers / services - but that is what happens when you move from men sharing what they have found to be…"
"Tent camping - typically take a Coleman camp stove, cast iron skillet, and 1-2 dutch ovens. I'll prep food as much as I can before we leave (aka putting all the dry ingredients in pancake batter together, mixing spices, stuff like that)."