Its been a very stressful day at the office, it seems like its been a Monday for 3 days in a row now. Your co-worker is being a jerk and your boss is too busy to care. It seems like everything is breaking and everyone needs their problem taken care of first. The work day finally ends and its off to your safe haven, your home, also known in man terms as your cave.
You arrive home to find that the cooler had stopped working during the heat of the day and its over 100 degrees in your house. You look at the cooler and find that the pump has stopped working so its off to the local hardware store to purchase another. As it turns out the employees also have had a bad day so they are taking it out on you. Then you find that due to a decision by the corporate office, which of course is back in the cooler climates, they no longer stock the pumps because they are out of season. So its off to the the giant Mega Low Mart where you are forced to buy a pump of, lets just say not as good quality to get you through the next month and half of summer.
You arrive back home to install the pump and find that for some reason your automatic garage door wont open. You get inside of the hot box and discover that the electricity is not working so you go to call the electric company but of course without electricity your cordless phone wont work. You use your cellular phone and as it turns out the electric company has shut off the power to your entire neighborhood due to routine maintenance but neglected to inform you.
You try and remain positive, see the glass as half full and just let things go and remain in a good mood but its getting difficult because its still hot in the house even though the power is back on and the house is starting to cool down.
Then you get a call from your significant other and she has been having a rotten day as well because of some jerk that she works with and of course you want to go down to her work and pummel the guy for messing with her but you know if you did that you would end up in jail with a newly umeployeed wife. The little woman in bad mood, which is not a good thing, but with both of you being in a bad mood it is not the time to try and have any discussion because your both being unreasonable.
AAAHHHHHHHHHH! Whats a man to do? Me personally, I toss some food in the slow cooker, hook up the Champion or just put a couple rods and some tackle into the truck, leave a note on the fridge stating, “Gone Fishing” and take off to your nearest body of water. I’m fortunate enough to be the early person at my normal “9-5” job so my working day ends at 2:00 which even after taking care of things around the house it still gives me at least a few hours on the water
I have people say to me quite frequently just how lucky I am that I get to go fishing all the time and that they never get to. I tell them that they have to make time to go fishing, to get out and relax. If you dont take the time to eat, oh sorry, I meant to say smell, the flowers once in awhile the internal stress is bad for you. Yes the price of gas is kind of high but when you need to get away, the financial cost is more than worth it to spend the money for peace of mind.
For me, fishing takes me back to good times. Back when I was a kid and didn’t have a care in the world. When toothpaste and toilet paper didn’t cost me any money, it was a simpler time. Yes, childhood can be rough but compared to all the responsibilities of adult life its actually pretty care free. It takes me back to good times fishing with my father, who has since passed on. I know when I’m fishing I often think about and miss him. He was a great man and role model. No matter how busy he was, working 2, sometimes 3 jobs to take care of his family, he would make time to take me fishing.
So I say to one and all, get out more often. Relax, become one with nature, explore that inner child we all have within us. Make time to relax. You’ll get back home relaxed and all of life’s “Tests” wont seem all that bad. Besides that you can reminisce of your time on the water, even though it might have been just a few hours, because you managed to catch a few nice ones and even if you dont catch any, you still were able to escape from it all, for at least a few hours.
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