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cali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-21-11 06:16 PM
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68. That sounds fantastic. I'm glad you're doing what you love.
Here's where I work- pretty different from what you describe- though we do get hellaciously busy. However, it's a seasonal gig- late spring til early fall.

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  -How do you make a living and how do you make a life? eilen  Jul-21-11 01:22 PM   #0 
  - Capitalism makes wage slaves of us all.  dbonds   Jul-21-11 01:26 PM   #1 
  - +1  Deep13   Jul-21-11 01:28 PM   #2 
  - Everyone has a life  eilen   Jul-21-11 02:06 PM   #13 
  - Slightly different meaning of the word life.  dbonds   Jul-21-11 02:37 PM   #32 
  - Bullshit  Rebubula   Jul-21-11 02:20 PM   #22 
  - Blinders are a wonderful thing.  dbonds   Jul-21-11 02:33 PM   #28 
     - Many people believe the word "blinders" simply means  LanternWaste   Jul-21-11 03:32 PM   #46 
        - Precisely. (There are people on this board who make Bill O'Reilly appear self-deprecating.)  11 Bravo   Jul-21-11 04:26 PM   #63 
  - agreed, 100 percent....  mike_c   Jul-21-11 02:36 PM   #30 
  - Living has always required work  Abq_Sarah   Jul-21-11 03:23 PM   #43 
  - But the person "worked for" may not have to work. That is where the  jtuck004   Jul-21-11 03:40 PM   #48 
  - lol  dionysus   Jul-21-11 03:41 PM   #49 
  - I'm afraid you didn't get the point.  dbonds   Jul-21-11 04:16 PM   #60 
  - What animal doesn't spend life in search of food?  One_Life_To_Give   Jul-22-11 06:06 AM   #74 
  - I live in a Sweetie-centric universe.  Deep13   Jul-21-11 01:30 PM   #3 
  - Good luck with your new job!  eilen   Jul-21-11 02:21 PM   #23 
     - What new job? I'm going back to school as a student.  Deep13   Jul-21-11 04:08 PM   #55 
        - LOL I should say new career! but school is work too. nt  eilen   Jul-21-11 04:17 PM   #62 
  - I was a social worker by education but I made a living taking care  jwirr   Jul-21-11 01:34 PM   #4 
  - I make a living paying invoices.  RaleighNCDUer   Jul-21-11 01:36 PM   #5 
  - Well, your life is what you make it  eilen   Jul-21-11 02:01 PM   #12 
  - I (will start) work as a history professor.  a la izquierda   Jul-21-11 01:36 PM   #6 
  - I like all those things too!  eilen   Jul-21-11 02:20 PM   #21 
     - My dogs keep me very grounded.  a la izquierda   Jul-21-11 03:14 PM   #41 
  - Typesetting and Friends  LanternWaste   Jul-21-11 01:39 PM   #7 
  - I used to be a typesetter for 30 monthly outdoors magazines.  RebelOne   Jul-21-11 02:40 PM   #33 
     - We do print advertisements for medium to small businesses  LanternWaste   Jul-21-11 03:36 PM   #47 
        - Yes, it was wonderful company to work with.  RebelOne   Jul-21-11 04:09 PM   #56 
  - Your post is inspirational. Too many people go through life  lumpy   Jul-21-11 01:40 PM   #8 
  - I've been a mainframe system programmer for almost 39 years and love every minute of it. I've  sinkingfeeling   Jul-21-11 01:41 PM   #9 
  - You're truly ahead of the game because you know there is a difference.  Solly Mack   Jul-21-11 01:44 PM   #10 
  - Thanks. I have been very broke and worried in the past  eilen   Jul-21-11 02:34 PM   #29 
     - I'm in Louisiana now.  Solly Mack   Jul-21-11 02:44 PM   #36 
  - I've always been a writer to make a living.  MineralMan   Jul-21-11 01:47 PM   #11 
  - Wow, MineralMan, same answer!  SteppingRazor   Jul-21-11 02:12 PM   #15 
  - Wow. I love writing but am not disciplined.  eilen   Jul-21-11 02:14 PM   #16 
     - Well, one thing's for sure: It's a lousy way to go if you'd like  MineralMan   Jul-21-11 02:16 PM   #17 
        - That is why I told my son to study and work at what he loves  eilen   Jul-21-11 02:23 PM   #25 
           - Very wise of you to do that. Your son may not be rich, but  MineralMan   Jul-21-11 02:24 PM   #26 
              - It is like this, when I was young  eilen   Jul-21-11 02:47 PM   #37 
                 - Nothing's certain. That's for sure.  MineralMan   Jul-21-11 02:53 PM   #38 
  - I make a living writing. I make a life ... um... writing.  SteppingRazor   Jul-21-11 02:11 PM   #14 
  - I enjoy writing but have not had the discipline  eilen   Jul-21-11 02:17 PM   #18 
  - Sometimes I still have a passion for it, but mostly, I have deadlines.  SteppingRazor   Jul-21-11 02:22 PM   #24 
  - Small world, eh?  MineralMan   Jul-21-11 02:17 PM   #19 
  - Retired Employee Assistance counselor. Life? My wife, books (lots of books), and cats.  Tierra_y_Libertad   Jul-21-11 02:19 PM   #20 
  - university prof, scientist, artist, and builder....  mike_c   Jul-21-11 02:31 PM   #27 
  - You are quite the Renaissance Man!  eilen   Jul-21-11 02:36 PM   #31 
     - that's a long story...  mike_c   Jul-21-11 03:02 PM   #40 
  - I work for my parents' business. I have no life of my own.  Initech   Jul-21-11 02:42 PM   #34 
  - I crunch data and argue about boring things to make a living.  dmallind   Jul-21-11 02:44 PM   #35 
  - I used to negotiate contracts for the Government  ThomWV   Jul-21-11 03:01 PM   #39 
  - I teach to make a living.  LWolf   Jul-21-11 03:16 PM   #42 
  - I'm sorry you are having such a tough time.  eilen   Jul-21-11 03:56 PM   #53 
     - If I could find  LWolf   Jul-22-11 01:05 PM   #75 
  - I'm retired.  H2O Man   Jul-21-11 03:29 PM   #44 
  - Wow! I live in the Northeast  eilen   Jul-21-11 04:05 PM   #54 
     - Yes.  H2O Man   Jul-21-11 09:28 PM   #70 
  - I worked as a cook for about 15 years but I went back to school and now I'm a librarian.  RandomKoolzip   Jul-21-11 03:31 PM   #45 
  - Lol. I worked in social services for 20+ years and now I'm a cook  cali   Jul-21-11 03:41 PM   #50 
  - That's awesome! I still enjoy cooking - for my girlfriend or for small  RandomKoolzip   Jul-21-11 03:49 PM   #52 
  - That sounds fantastic. I'm glad you're doing what you love.  cali   Jul-21-11 06:16 PM   #68 
  - What is your specialty?  eilen   Jul-21-11 04:12 PM   #58 
  - Libraries are the best places.  eilen   Jul-21-11 04:15 PM   #59 
  - I buy and sell ranches and farms.  Gregorian   Jul-21-11 03:42 PM   #51 
  - It sounds like a peaceful life  eilen   Jul-21-11 04:12 PM   #57 
     - Plus I get to spend a ton of time on a tractor.  Gregorian   Jul-21-11 04:36 PM   #64 
        - There are smaller and mid size cities with accessible country  eilen   Jul-21-11 06:48 PM   #69 
           - I've spent a lot of time on this.  Gregorian   Jul-21-11 10:22 PM   #71 
              - I hope you do off topic and continue --  eilen   Jul-22-11 04:53 AM   #72 
  - work in TV  guitar man   Jul-21-11 04:16 PM   #61 
  - I was a medical transcriptionist  InkAddict   Jul-21-11 05:05 PM   #65 
  - I'm a musician.  MilesColtrane   Jul-21-11 05:13 PM   #66 
  - I'm a rock star. And I'm in movies.  Shagbark Hickory   Jul-21-11 05:16 PM   #67 
  - Work is an endangered species in the current economy...  JCMach1   Jul-22-11 05:54 AM   #73 
 

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