Sunday, September 25, 2016

What Happened to My Duck Hunting Passion?

I used to live to duck hunt.  I'd be gone every weekend, starting with early goose season at Labor Day weekend, and I'd go all the way to freeze up sometime around Thanksgiving.  I was obsessed by it, and thoroughly enjoyed my time at camp.  Even if the birds weren't flying, it was a great time.

Moving 6 hours away has changed things.  Getting up there is more and more difficult, and given my job, my free time is getting less and less.  Unfortunately, weekends have become the time I can use to get caught up at work, and if I don't at least spend some time over the weekend working, I get further and further behind.  

Ditto sleep.  The weekend is when I can finally get a precious eight consecutive hours of sleep.  With hunting, when you throw driving 12 hours and getting up two hours before sunrise, there's not a lot of sleep to be had at duck camp.

Perhaps that is the reason why I feel the way I do.  I just think about all that unproductive driving and the exhaustion I'll have going into the week, and a tough situation at work gets even tougher.  

Not sure what to do with all of this, but when duck hunting isn't tripping my trigger anymore, I think that's a sign of some kind.

1 comment:

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