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    Sorry for being intentionally vague. Longtime poster using a stupid alias. Just curious as to what everyone's personal "cut off" point was for bailing on the dream and moving back to reality or when/how they actually made something happen so they could live in a cool place AND not be a bum while doing it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ikon_Police View Post
    Sorry for being intentionally vague. Longtime poster using a stupid alias. Just curious as to what everyone's personal "cut off" point was for bailing on the dream and moving back to reality or when/how they actually made something happen so they could live in a cool place AND not be a bum while doing it.
    When the estate is finally yours.

    Let's do some livin'
    After, we die

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benny Profane View Post
    When the estate is finally yours.
    Ask fred about that. Now's your chance, he's not high.

    I am, but that's beside the point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ikon_Police View Post
    Sorry for being intentionally vague. Longtime poster using a stupid alias. Just curious as to what everyone's personal "cut off" point was for bailing on the dream and moving back to reality or when/how they actually made something happen so they could live in a cool place AND not be a bum while doing it.
    Never. But failed big time in 2008, like over a million in the hole and almost lost everything. But kept fighting and found a good spot. Be like the guy in Gumball Rally..


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ikon_Police View Post
    Sorry for being intentionally vague. Longtime poster using a stupid alias. Just curious as to what everyone's personal "cut off" point was for bailing on the dream and moving back to reality or when/how they actually made something happen so they could live in a cool place AND not be a bum while doing it.
    What's this reality stuff? How much does it cost?
    Merde De Glace On the Freak When Ski
    >>>200 cm Black Bamboo Sidewalled DPS Lotus 120 : Best Skis Ever <<<

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buster Highmen View Post
    What's this reality stuff? How much does it cost?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bromontane View Post
    Get in touch with Steve
    Bourbon out my fucking nose, thanks.

    But seriously, for the entrepreneurial minded in need of fast cash, Steve is your man. Probably.
    I still call it The Jake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buster Highmen View Post
    What's this reality stuff? How much does it cost?
    A lame alias is free.

    But not worth much.
    Quote Originally Posted by Downbound Train View Post
    And there will come a day when our ancestors look back...........

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    Quote Originally Posted by PNWbrit View Post
    A lame alias is free.

    But not worth much.
    Nothin' ain't worth nuthin', but it's free!

    Anyway, dreams change, imagination takes us to new places. Never stop dreaming or imagining.
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    I threw in the towel in 2009, age 32.
    Hindsight says if I had just hung on through a rough patch I'd still be skiing in Utah, whereas my towel-throwing put me into a 10 year tailspin ending in a Michigan bear trap situation where I'm going to have to gnaw my leg off to gtfo.

    Be there, be good, get to know lots of people.....be present when "the thing" opens up. Maybe "the thing" is a really good bartending shift. Maybe it's running a forklift 3-11pm at Costco in Salt Lake. Maybe it's driving fire crews around in a school bus all summer. Maybe it's cutting trees for a cool boss. Who knows what's out there...

    There are sweet gigs kicking around, but you'll never get one unless you just plant yourself and hang in there getting to know everyone.


    My failed thinking at age 32 was that the ride was over, so I had to pack it up and go join "the real world".
    the real world is fucking dog shit. I would have been far better off just to hang in there. The real world involves a lot of creeping vines that grow around you and pretty soon it's almost impossible to move freely. Don't do it. Do not do it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ill-advised strategy View Post
    I threw in the towel in 2009, age 32.
    Hindsight says if I had just hung on through a rough patch I'd still be skiing in Utah, whereas my towel-throwing put me into a 10 year tailspin ending in a Michigan bear trap situation where I'm going to have to gnaw my leg off to gtfo.

    Be there, be good, get to know lots of people.....be present when "the thing" opens up. Maybe "the thing" is a really good bartending shift. Maybe it's running a forklift 3-11pm at Costco in Salt Lake. Maybe it's driving fire crews around in a school bus all summer. Maybe it's cutting trees for a cool boss. Who knows what's out there...

    There are sweet gigs kicking around, but you'll never get one unless you just plant yourself and hang in there getting to know everyone.


    My failed thinking at age 32 was that the ride was over, so I had to pack it up and go join "the real world".
    the real world is fucking dog shit. I would have been far better off just to hang in there. The real world involves a lot of creeping vines that grow around you and pretty soon it's almost impossible to move freely. Don't do it. Do not do it.

    Thanks. I did "real world" for like 7 years. It's where I got alot of work experience. It's also where I realized I wanted to trade in my big salary for time. Now I am back at the other end of the spectrum though. Too much time and not enough income. I haven't found the middle ground yet. Burning through savings and investments hoping to make real connections that lead to something legitimate. Have a couple possibilities but they all require legit chunks of cash that I don't have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buster Highmen View Post
    What's this reality stuff? How much does it cost?
    It might be your dreams.
    It might be your hopes.
    It might be your smile on waking up....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ikon_Police View Post
    Seems that way sometimes. In a Keystone cops kinda way.

    I have been a serious under achiver my whole life.

    I don't ever quit, I just rest allot
    Own your fail. ~Jer~

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    Quote Originally Posted by fastfred View Post
    no weed today have a really important meeting tonight
    and it's not the handjob behind the highschool bleachers type meeting
    now if I can remember what its for I"ll be all set I do know it's not a good meeting
    plus I got to meet with a lawyer tomorrow gotta keep this shit tight
    survival of the fittest
    i donít think weeds your problem. i actually recommend getting baked before every meeting just to set a proper baseline. if they never see ya not baked then you are golden.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ikon_Police View Post
    Sorry for being intentionally vague. Longtime poster using a stupid alias. Just curious as to what everyone's personal "cut off" point was for bailing on the dream and moving back to reality or when/how they actually made something happen so they could live in a cool place AND not be a bum while doing it.
    In my experience the real world fucking blows.
    Quote Originally Posted by ill-advised strategy View Post
    I threw in the towel in 2009, age 32.
    Hindsight says if I had just hung on through a rough patch I'd still be skiing in Utah, whereas my towel-throwing put me into a 10 year tailspin ending in a Michigan bear trap situation where I'm going to have to gnaw my leg off to gtfo.

    Be there, be good, get to know lots of people.....be present when "the thing" opens up. Maybe "the thing" is a really good bartending shift. Maybe it's running a forklift 3-11pm at Costco in Salt Lake. Maybe it's driving fire crews around in a school bus all summer. Maybe it's cutting trees for a cool boss. Who knows what's out there...

    There are sweet gigs kicking around, but you'll never get one unless you just plant yourself and hang in there getting to know everyone.


    My failed thinking at age 32 was that the ride was over, so I had to pack it up and go join "the real world".
    the real world is fucking dog shit. I would have been far better off just to hang in there. The real world involves a lot of creeping vines that grow around you and pretty soon it's almost impossible to move freely. Don't do it. Do not do it.
    Listen to Yeti.
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    Marry Up
    You can't help it if you were born poor but you sure as shit can help it if you marry poor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ikon_Police View Post
    I am really only qualified to own a fairly niche/capital intensive business.
    In English, this means I've tuned skis for ten years in a town where I can't afford to live and no one will give me $1M to start a ski company.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kopi_Red View Post
    In my experience the real world fucking blows.Listen to Yeti. You can't help it if you were born poor but you sure as shit can help it if you marry poor.
    op got a shit ton of time if he’s even half way swarmy
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    Iím still thinking about throwing in the towel...and moving to the mountains 7 days a week...just not yet.


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    Keystone is fucking lame. But, deadly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ill-advised strategy View Post
    I threw in the towel in 2009, age 32.
    Hindsight says if I had just hung on through a rough patch I'd still be skiing in Utah, whereas my towel-throwing put me into a 10 year tailspin ending in a Michigan bear trap situation where I'm going to have to gnaw my leg off to gtfo.

    Be there, be good, get to know lots of people.....be present when "the thing" opens up. Maybe "the thing" is a really good bartending shift. Maybe it's running a forklift 3-11pm at Costco in Salt Lake. Maybe it's driving fire crews around in a school bus all summer. Maybe it's cutting trees for a cool boss. Who knows what's out there...

    There are sweet gigs kicking around, but you'll never get one unless you just plant yourself and hang in there getting to know everyone.


    My failed thinking at age 32 was that the ride was over, so I had to pack it up and go join "the real world".
    the real world is fucking dog shit. I would have been far better off just to hang in there. The real world involves a lot of creeping vines that grow around you and pretty soon it's almost impossible to move freely. Don't do it. Do not do it.


    hear This ! !! This ^^^ is GOLD !

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    Train squirrels to invade businesses and homes.
    I hear it's a growing industry.
    Good luck and go nuts

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    Quote Originally Posted by flowing alpy View Post
    op is way to young to be worried imo, roll the dice, son.
    yessah

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    It is what you make of it.

    I was shoved from my comfort zone about 5 years ago and started a business with minimal investment other than my name and reputation.

    It has worked out, but I also lived in the area for close to 30 years.

    And to add, I bet I can guess who this is but I won't. But OP, check your regular inbox and if I guessed right you owe me a beer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ikon_Police View Post
    Thanks. I did "real world" for like 7 years. It's where I got alot of work experience. It's also where I realized I wanted to trade in my big salary for time. Now I am back at the other end of the spectrum though. Too much time and not enough income. I haven't found the middle ground yet. Burning through savings and investments hoping to make real connections that lead to something legitimate. Have a couple possibilities but they all require legit chunks of cash that I don't have.

    wish I knew how to link quotes...

    dude. There is a disconnect here --

    in your op, you talked about a niche , capital - intensive business --
    I am sorry - (and) If that Really is/was yours, You would have it lined-up ! I Am sorry...

    hear i-as ( our beloved YetiMan ) : no Sh*t :

    in your mid-thirties(,) you need to pay minimal bills ( AND You have Got to keep 'em Paid. ) , And

    work on building another skill set. And contacts !

    I don't know the workplace today - so I ain't going to pretend to go there.,

    And hear i-as/Yeti : work , network : Have opportunities ! !!



    I love the humor in 'marry up' : There is an axiom about relationships for Money. ...


    I threw in the towel in November of 2004 --

    by Grace ( With a lot of Help from BigLost's 'A pic or two' ... ),
    by Grace,

    I am still Here --


    watch out for Depression ; go Easy on the drugs - including alcohol ;

    Be Great to your people - Including your dog


    I wish you peace. tj
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    " I think about it everyday. It is my reminder to live life to the fullest. I get up early, go to bed late, 'cuz I got shit to do. Like I said, I'm 61. Not going to wait till I'm 81 to do stuff, ...

    Get out there and do stuff!

    Enjoy life to the fullest!!

    See you on the slopes! "

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