I had a really cool career once. I successfully turned my hobby of keeping reptiles and amphibians as pets into a business and a fairly successful business at that. But I had a nagging question the whole time. What do I want to be/do when I grow up. So I literally walked away from my business because I sensed that that was not it. How else does one justify walking away from a successful business? Little did I know walking away from a business with no real plan is not the smartest thing to do. That lesson was learned the hard way. So be it; I can’t go back and change that mistake. I can only move forward with purpose and determination to make up for lost time.
Well years later I happened a cross “a job” purely out of rock bottom desperation that turned out to be one of the hardest, most stressful and at the same time most rewarding jobs of my life. A job that has allowed me to also pursue another interest – traveling. I have driven enough kilometers to be able to criss cross America almost 300 times. Oh, I love the west. A job that has rewarded me financially more than any job or business in my life. A job that has suited my lifestyle better than any job of my life. A life on the road that has me working an average of 14 hours a day and sleeping in a new city every night. A job that doesn’t allow you to spend your money on “things” because the lifestyle does not give you the time or need for “things.”
After a bit more than six years at this job I feel that I have done my best to use my time and finances to open doors to my future. Finances from this job has a allowed me to rebuild my home and buy land in Belize, create and develop this website, purchase the bike for this ride and ultimately fund this ride.
All of this from one job. But in the end it is simply that – a job. And I hope I never have another one.