So a very serious question. I know I come on here and make smart ass comments sometime. But understand I respect all of you as fellow chefs. Who has been completely burnt out of the chef life and how did you change it. I'm 38 been cooking since I was 14, graduated from Culinary school when I was 20. Worked in Fine dining until 28. Have spent the last 10 years bouncing around on yachts, ski resorts, islands, lodges, ect. I've spent the last 10 years mostly working on yachts in the Caribbean. I've been very fortunate in my life and have traveled to some unreal places. I have worked a lot of seasonal jobs in the last 8 years. I work hard, save money and take an average of 4 months off a year. Go to cheap places like SE asia, Indo, phillipines, D.R., South Pacific, South America ect and chill at the beach. I'm going on 13 years living outside of the US, 3rd world countries and islands. As a yacht chef when you work, you work and live where you work. The cooking never ends. I have 8 crew and usually 10 guests to cook for all day every day. I took my first full time private yacht job 7 months ago. I've been to over 13 countries and islands in the last 10 months. Provisioning can be a nightmare. So now for the real part. In the last 3 months I find my self not giving a shit. When everything used to get made from 100% scratch I find myself using packets, boullion instead of scratch stock and salad dressing from jars, ect. Instead of getting up super early for a yacht chefs 15 hour day, I'm baking cinnamon muffins from a tin for an extra hour of sleep. I'm beginning to despise food, I only usually eat one meal a day. Sometimes I'll go a day or 2 without eating. I haven't sat down for lunch in 4 months. I'm drinking my rum dinner every night and its getting out of control. I spent 4 months on vacation in Mexico and all over South America this year and didn't eat at one fine dining restaurant. I only go out to eat at a restaurant if a girl is involved. I'm at a weird place in a weird situation. The yacht is getting maintaince done for the next 3 months, my job is pretty easy only cooking lunch and dinner for 8 crew. I have other personal ex girl issues coming back to where I grew up to add to the stress. I am basically done, single, have money in the bank and tired. I was drinking yesterday at work and the 1st mate called me out on it. I turned around, walked up to the bridge, and gave the captain my one month resignation( normal in yachting). This boat has been through a lot of chefs and the owners wife really likes me and my cooking. So he basically told me I can't quit. The job is cool, great money, tips/ bonuses, health insurance, one month paid vacation. That's why I think I'm losing it. One comment and 30 seconds later I was quitting a good job. I've been pushing every boundry but can't get fired. In a weird way I wish they would fire me, I'll grab my kite gear and be on the next plane to the D.R. Most chefs are slightly crazy. For the first time in my life, I'm starting to realize I'm officially crazy!