Cynder Posted August 20, 2011 Share Posted August 20, 2011 When I was in my early twenties I had a dream of traveling all around the country with a group of my friends and making a Documentary about it. That dream died out though... real life and adult responsibilities can kill an idea real quick if you let them. But now, by certain circumstances, I may actually have the opportunity to do it. Some of my friends are saving up for an RV so they can go all around the country, and they've invited me along to film it. This was actually their idea. I think it's awesome that they invited me specifically to make a film about this. The guy who came up with the idea has done something like this before. He told me it will be the experience of a life time. He said we will meet all kinds of interesting people and see all kinds of crazy things. So I asked the question how are we going to fund this? He told me there are plenty of "labor ready shops" everywhere where all you need is two forms of ID. You work a day, you get paid at the end of the day. I forgot about places like that. When I lived in the bigger city there were a few of those. So, I am really considering it. One thing thats making me question it... my job. I'm thinking I could put in my two weeks notice and quit the "right way" so I will be rehireable when I come home. I'm a good worker. I'm already trained. Where I work has a huge turnover so they are always hiring people. The chances of getting back in if I leave on good terms are pretty decent. I work 60 hours a week in a machine shop. I would like my job if it weren't for the long hours and the lack of breaks and days off. What I do isn't so bad... but when I am forced to be there seven days a week it gets exhausting. It feels more like slave labor then honest work. When I get my paycheck it might be large, but it almost doesn't seem worth the lack of free time anymore. So... part of me thinks I am so lucky to have a job, especially one that pays well, in this economy, better hold onto it. But part of me also thinks I'm miserable at my job so why let a miserable job hold me back from living a dream? I'll always regret it if I don't do this. They are shooting for next summer to leave. It's not like I have a week to make this decision. I have time to prepare. He needs to buy an RV, and I need to make sure I have all the equipment I need to film. (right now I have no camera... that could be a problem, lol.) So what do you all think? Is this a good idea? Or is it just irresponsible? Link to comment
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