Ok here's the story. I currently work for the fd. Am afraid I am getting burned out. (15 years) of service but still 20 or so years before retirement. Have a really hard time enjoying work anymore when I feel as though I am just "scraping by". Have owned and operated a lawncare business for the past 6 years. I love to do this. The challenges though lately seem overwhelming. Have had training for a real estate career but have not actually worked in the field. Enjoy the challenge of the material and what it would envolve. Am thinking about getting my license but I hate to give up the freedom now I have of the time off and the ability to have a business. BUT, I really enjoy being the one who makes the decisions and determines rather I make it or not. Nobody to answer to. Working on my terms. I am like a little kid when looking at new equipment and daily I seek new information on better ways to run the business and more efficient operation. What I am saying is that I REALLY would love to grow the business and make that my career. Don't get me wrong.....my business has been successful but not to the point that I could leave my job (just over broke). My better half/girlfriend/maybe future wife wants me to be happy and she has been there thru the fd with me and thinks that I have the potential to do other things. I guess I just want to know when my ship is coming in. I apologize....I know I am rambling....maybe its the no work winter blues....but I just need a little kick in the rear. SO....if you have got great big boots......GET TO KICKIN! Thanks guys for letting me vent even if it didn't make much sense.