Although you're married, you still have a lot of freedom and can afford to to take some risk. You're young, have no kids, don't own a house, and not yet "trapped". Once these factors start to change, your freedom will be reduced. What are your priorities in life? Make a list. What are the trade-offs? Is surfing really the number one consideration? How important and how much do you like your current job? Do you live to work or work to live?
In the end, this is a joint decision between you and your wife.
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Thread: Should I Stay or Should I Go?
Jun 20, 2013, 06:01 AM #51
Find a gig and go go go. Think nationally too. PR or Cali wouldn't suck. Nothing worthwhile is easy.
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Jun 20, 2013, 02:10 PM #58
I live in Clearwater so I know exactly what you are feeling. With family and my career there is no chance for me to make a move. One thing about a good income is the freedom to get on a jet and surf anywhere. Nothing beats being close to a consistent break though. I lived in the Orange county (California) area in my younger years and it was great to be able to surf almost anytime.
It would be a tough choice for me if I took out the career aspect. I would probably move all the way back west...San Diego has a tremendous appeal. As for now, I am ok with driving to Cocoa whenever it is worth the trip (which seems to be almost every week). Gotta love the sunpass!
Jun 20, 2013, 02:19 PM #59
You can have it all some of the time.
You cant have it all all the time.
You could hit the wife with divorce papers. Tell your bosses to go suck it, sell everything you own, load up the covered wagon, and head to Northern California. Then you could build a log cabin on a headland overlooking a locally fabled, mythical right point break, and become one with the earth. All of your modern worries of jobs, wives, kids(NO !!!), sub prime mortgage rates, and gas prices will all disappear into the pacific fog.
After your third 400 yard, over-head screamer, and a camoflauged grow shed with the areas top strains sitting behind your cabin, would you ever look back? Trolling the coast, with young, new-aged hippy girls in a Merry Prankster bus, downing mushroom tea as the redwoods sing softly, and the winds call your name, you'll never think of hot, buggy, Florida again. Chasing down Bigfoot, lost in a surreal existence made possible by a location with more trees than people, and a sense of adventure and discovery that has been lost on the east coast for decades.
Eating flapjacks, at a local diner, in a one-horse town, with rugged loggers on a cold, grey December morning where time seems to stand still............
Dude, Florida's got alligators, dude......alligators. Plus, if you watch the news there's a lot of stupid things going down in Florida. Man, people bust on Jersey, but y'all have got some real winners down there.
Yeah, the northern California thing is a pipe-dream for those with more guts than I......or maybe a more insane menatlity than I possess. But just getting out of the northern waters of Cullyfornia must be a accomplishment especially when surfing alone.
A wild coast, of jagged shores and unknown beasts .......Quiet sunlit days or moody, fog encased tranquility....reading Curious George books next to a cozy fireplace........late afternoon walks with your dog through enchanted forests. Jesus, this whole coast here on the east is so ......so bland, unmoving, lacking of inspiration.
See, I reckon I'm too biased aboot a move to the east coast of Florida. At this stage in my surfing life I'm looking for more than 7 yard closeouts. And I'm not talking size, I'm talking quality. So any move in my opinion - any major life change - should be for something more glorious than Sebastian Inlet or New "Burna" Beach. I mean, look at that Gorkin dude, he's retarded. Let's face it boys, the east coast of America isn't world class no matter what any Outer Banks pro says in a magazine interview......."I've been all over the world, and when it's good it's just as good as anywhere." Hogwash. Bullhonkey.