Work

David Aragon
4 min readMay 1, 2021

Hey, a four letter word, how appropriate! Who likes to work? Not me. I’d rather be doing whatever I want to do every day! If I wanted to go hunting with my younger brother Steve, tear apart computer (and attempt to put it back together) with my older brother Billy or just play with my son Shane in his fort (a cardboard box)… I want that freedom! Can I do that? Hell no. I’ve got to work like most everyone else, no rest for this guy. Actually, I plan on ‘resting’ when I retire here in about 5 years. My son will be 12 and I want to spend as much time with him as I can.

Like I mentioned in the last chapter, turning what you enjoy doing into your living is the best way to enjoy life! But don’t kid yourself when you think about what you really want to do; come up with a few things. Could you handle doing them for a long period of time? Would you get bored after awhile? Is it something that you could get paid to do? There are a lot of things that you can do and get paid for (Yes, you can do that and I know that it’s fun but keep in mind that it is illegal and many people get arrested for that — so get your mind out of the gutter!)

I’ll give you a couple of examples for myself. 1. Doing the outdoor stuff; own a lodge. 2. Upgrading computers; own a computer/software shop. 3. Being a rock star; own a recording studio. 4. Being an actor; kill all other male actors and they’d have to choose me!

Now, let’s break these down. I could own a lodge and it sounds like a good idea. Can I handle having people from all over the country in my ‘home’? Could I handle ‘catering’ to their needs? Would it be more of a pain in the ass then just living out in the woods getting income from something else? What about a recording studio? I really enjoy recording music. My brother Steve and I recorded some excellent music in my small home studio. If I owned a recording studio though, some of the groups or artists might play terrible music or music that I hated. Would that be okay? Acting, well I can’t act but I think that I can and I’ve seen a lot of other people on television and in the movies who can’t act either. Damn it, if they would just give me a chance! You probably get the idea of what I’m talking about here.

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David Aragon
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Filmmaker, storyteller, and retired military officer. From enlisting in the U.S. Coast Guard to working on block buster movies like the Suicide Squad 2.