I live a busy and stressful life. I work hard and don’t take many vacations, in fact I don’t usually enjoy going on vacation. The only type of vacation that I enjoy is fishing, it’s quiet, calm, relaxing, and I am the only one who is allowed to steer my own boat.
I work in data analysis, I’m constantly surrounded by phrases like “olap on hadoop” and use programs like “R”. Getting away from the hustle and bustle is great for me, not having to think about various data algorithms and poor over data and presentations for our board meetings really is incredible.
So imagine my disgruntled reaction when one of my coworkers invited me to join a shark tournament with him. Why would I want to interrupt my relaxing fishing time with a competition? This was my one chance to get away from it all.
After a long talk with him I finally begrudgingly agreed, I figured if push came to shove I could leave early or demand my money back. After all I am saving for some bahamas real estate.
So I put together my fishing gear, and got ready. By the way if you’re looking for a good water proof watch for fishing I’d recommend reading this Citizen nighthawk review, this Seiko skx007 review and this Citizen dive watch review, the Seiko is my favorite one.
I got all of my stuff together and we went out, I fully expected to want to leave after the first ten minutes. But instead I was surprised! What an experience, it was still nice and relaxing just like usual, but there was a certain air of excitement. It made for a relaxing yet extremely fun experience. I don’t know if i’m going to do it again any time soon but I can tell you this, I’m not going to give up going fishing or getting on that boat anytime soon at all.