- Jan 27, 2011
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You obviously haven't taken them to Flanagan's for the baby back ribs.
Reminds me of these words of wisdom. Sometimes having is not as pleasurable as wanting.
The wisdom of Spock: Wanting is a better feeling than having - YouTube
Truthfully, after almost a year of dealing with the South Florida work force, I have almost had a gut full myself. 19 employees, 3 are stellar, 3 are pretty damn good, 3 are acceptable the rest are absolutely horrid. Finding people that want to work (I mean actually show up every shift and not act like they are 12) is almost impossible. Its been a constant revolving door of interviewing candidates, hiring, training and watching people that were seemingly well adjusted humans when they were hired turn into flakes and weirdos right before your eyes.
Its not just my business, its every damn place down here. Try to get a guy to show up and fix your AC, spray for pests, mow your grass etc---These people won't perform for any amount of money. ....
Absolutely no harm in saying "Florida didn't work out" In fact, I have never been a guy that has any real trouble admitting defeat, or that I am wrong.
If we move back to Indiana, there are some positive changes I will make as a result of our Florida stay. I have figured out how to make time for my own individual well being. I have figured out that walking around with my kids, just shooting the shit and throwing a football or playing corn hole, or casting fishing rods is all we really need.
Sitting in the yard with my wife, while enjoying a beverage on the swing is really all the excitement we need, anything else is just fluff--
I wish you and your family all the best.
My personal experiences of moving were negative both times during my school-age years. The first time my family moved, we moved from a smallish town in Oklahoma to a suburb of Baltimore Maryland. I was just going into the third grade and it was a huge culture shock. I think I suffered greatly from anxiety, and I've had a tendency to be a nervous person since.
That said, I finally got used to the faster pace of the east coast, made many friends, found my passion in music, and finally felt like I was fitting in and feeling well-adjusted.
Then, halfway through my sophomore year in high school, my family moved back to the smallish town in Oklahoma. We moved during the blizzard of '94. I have a lot of loose ends that I'll never be able to tie up, and I was at just an age where I could start to consider "what ifs" in my life. I hate to admit this, but here it is: I don't think I'll ever forgive my parents for that second move.
Not for moving back to my hometown where people that I had previously went to kindergarten with were suddenly treating me as a stranger, but because it was during the middle of the school year, and we were missing school for the snowstorms, so I didn't get to tell some friends goodbye, or the goodbyes were incredibly brief in nature. It was a very depressing time for me at fifteen years old. I would be a better musician had I stayed on the east coast. I would have been much less awkward socially had I stayed on the east coast.
I am thankful for having seen a different part of the country, but it did come at a price for me, in my opinion.
So after all that rambling, my advice is that if you're going to move back, please don't move your children during the school year. It could harbor resentment for years and years. I'm glad that you're considering your children during your moves.
Our 16 year old daughter absolutely hates it--most of the hate is due to her refusal to even make any real attempts at making friends and taking advantage of all of the cool stuff there is to do around here.
My 8 year old son likes all the things there are to do, but really misses his family and friends-
I like it here, but truthfully, have been so busy with our business, that I absolutely do not get to take advantage of all the things I wish to do in my free time, as I have very little free time-
Its not just my business, its every damn place down here. Try to get a guy to show up and fix your AC, spray for pests, mow your grass etc---These people won't perform for any amount of money.
After reading alll that rambling your telling us instead of being a mature adult and moving on.. Your blaming your parents for making you socially ackward and so- so musician,