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Hometown:
mansfield,ohio
Where have you lived and worked?
ohio
About Me:
just waiting for my time
Last Seasonal Job:
none yet
Favorite Seasonal Job:
none yet
Dream Job:
the one with no walls..no rules..no boundries...just endless opportunities

just a little of the scenery i hope to see one day

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Life Down Down Under-Antarctica

Posted on January 26, 2009 at 1:26pm 1 Comment

Last year i remember reading about Terry and her adventures at the South Pole.I remember the interest it sparked in me.The thought of spending a "season" at the bottom of the world seemed interesting.

Werner Herzog,a director/filmmaker,(im sure he's more than that but you get the idea)made a documentary based on the people that make Camp McMurdo their semi-seasonal home.Encounters At The End Of The World is the name of the video.Their lives,happenings,ongoings,the eccentric spirit that… Continue

One Day....

Posted on May 14, 2008 at 4:13pm 2 Comments

There was one day that i was just like many of the younger crowd that i now read about on this site.Happy with their decisions in life.Happy to be part of something with a much bigger picture.Making a difference in their life and others...

One day i woke up and found that i had fallen into the pit of life...Go to work,have a family,raise a family,struggle along wondering if this is what its all about...repeat for about 20 years...Don't get me wrong,my life is good,i'm happy with it overall… Continue

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At 7:48am on August 5, 2008, ken horner said…
WOOT WOOT!! I had to delay a day, but I'm on the road here in about 4 hours. I'm heading to Jackson Wyoming for at least the rest of this year. It feels good to be free again!!
At 7:26pm on July 31, 2008, Linda said…
Hello! My apologies for the delay. Took a roadtrip and am still en route - checking out the southeast! ... no better time than the present to do some exploring!
At 8:06pm on June 27, 2008, Linda said…
J & S - My main focus is west - WY, CO, MT. I did apply to Acadia too, had a phone interview with them on Mon. It went well. Again, now I wait. Yellowstone informed me today they've overstaffed and to c/b end of August. Spoke with someone at a lodge in WY today where they are hiring. Good news. Soooo, it's really just a matter of timing I suppose. I'm still working at the cube - my last day is this Tues, 7/1. Perhaps that is driving my frustration b/c I know the familiar "structure" is coming to an end. I just have to remind myself that loosening the structure was part of this entire exercise for me! So I'm not chomping at the bit too hard yet. Yes, beers for patience are quite good!!
At 8:20pm on June 25, 2008, Linda said…
Hi guys! Just being patient.... good things come to those who send out applications, and more applications, and wait patiently, right? ... please tell me I am right.... :)
At 8:26am on June 24, 2008, ken horner said…
I ended up staying in the Dayton area. I'm working at a local country club making fair bucks. I'll have a couple of months off this winter so I imagine I'll be going to the Carribean for that time.
At 8:12pm on June 18, 2008, Linda said…
Summer chicken works, I'll totally take it! It took me a long time to gather the energy and the courage to walk away from the life the I know. There were many times I thought I was not going to be able to swing this thing/whatever it is that I am up to.... but, I finally seem to be in some sort of "motion" here. I have no clue where I am going (ha!), but I know that I am headed for a direction that will suit me much more appropriately than where I sat for so long. It is hard to march to a different beat than the norm - for me anyway, the initial breakaway has been quite interesting, pretty funny actually. Many people just don't get me. But I've come to a point where I am OK with that. It was so great to find this network of people who have either done, are doing or are thinking about doing what I am hoping to do! It makes it real and it makes it a little more comfortable. You guys are so on the mark, I think. You are already ON your journey. It's not just the destination, it's getting there that is a huge part of it. Enjoy it!
At 4:28pm on June 18, 2008, Linda said…
Hey Jeff & Suzi! Hope this note finds you well! I can relate to so many of your thoughts regarding the hustle-bustle of every day life. I can relate on a pretty tight level, actually! You asked how young at heart I am? Um.... 12? No, I may feel 12 sometimes, but I am old enough to have experienced my fair share of what is all too well known to be the "rat race"... I am 35. No spring chicken, but I've got a few good years left in me!
At 4:35pm on June 16, 2008, 642 said…
Hey J&S,
I have done a few jobs down here since I arrived last October. I was originally hired for a summer contract, Oct-Feb as the housing admin. Normally the last flight out is then but this year, they had an "extended season" and had a plane come in in April, so I took a job as a janitor from Feb to April. I was then offered a position as the, get ready....Vehicle Maintenance Facility Work Order Scheduler, for winter. I know, long title but pretty much means admin.
The jobs go from extremely technical to your run of the mill jobs. If you think of a small remote town, that is us. Jobs range from janitor and dining attendant, to heavy equip operator, to weather forecaster. There is IT, shuttle drivers, and mechanics, just to name a few. Currently there is 125 people down here for winter with our next scheduled flight due in September. For the summer season, the population will grow to over 1000. The weather in the summer can get as high as the low 40s. This winter, thus far, we have had temps drop to below -60 with winchill once or twice, but it seems to hang around -20 most days.
Let me know if you have any more questions! I see by your blog post, that you want to be able to travel. The good thing about here is one, there is no charge for food or housing, so if you have paid off those debts, all your money goes in the bank, and two, when you leave, you can put your return plane ticket towards a ticket to wherever you want to go.
 
 
 

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