Many of us Forum members are retired, but some of us are still working part-time or full time. This post is mainly for the latter: those of us still working to some degree at our jobs or businesses. For those retirees among us, you might think back to how you felt about model railroading when you were working in the past at your former job or business.
I am almost 67 years old and still working at my practice as a mediator and lawyer, but am now more selective in taking cases, turning down the most stressful ones or those involving clients or causes that I don't like.
You may be wondering, what does this have to do with model railroading? Well, for me it has a lot to do with it. If I don't feel productive or feel something is wrong in my law and mediation practice, model railroading is no fun and then I take a break from it. However, if my practice is going well, then model railroading is great fun and I do it. And if my practice is flourishing, I may even splurge and buy a new locomotive or accessory. When that happens, I sometimes think metaphorically, and I become the locomotive/lawyer, all powerful, can buy whatever I want, and even get the silly idea that by buying a new locomotive, I become more confident about my work and getting a great new case real soon and make even more money.
Do any of you folks feel the way I do about model railroading and your past or present work?