The Journey Begins

Today’s the day that my journey begins! Now some of you may not know what I am talking about so let me explain. Traveling has always been a passion of mine, but financially I could not do it all the time plus my youngest child was in elementary school. The few jobs that I had, did allow me to travel but only a few times a year. I prayed that I could travel full-time either by plane or road trip and see the world. The only thing I didn’t figure out was how would I pay for this new lifestyle. My husband is a truck driver and has been for over 20 years. He would tell me all the exciting places he would go. One morning  he called me and said “Babe, you are not going to believe what I am waking up to this morning? I am parked here on the 101 state highway in California and the sun is coming up over the Pacific Ocean. I wish you were here!” My heart just sunk because here I am sitting in a gray cubicle and he is out there admiring a beautiful picture only an artist could paint. Each week would go by and he continued filling my mind with vivid descriptions of the places he visit.

Well in 2017 I quit my job of 15 years as an Account Manager to transition to an over the road truck driver. Yes you heard me correctly, truck driver! Now what makes this story so funny, I used to manage up to 40 drivers at my old company and never had the inkling to become a truck driver. What sparked my interest was the ability to travel across the United States for free while getting paid doing it. So now you know what I mean when I say today’s the day my journey begins. Traveling kept calling my name and I finally caved in. All of my kids are grown and now it’s time to enjoy this new season in my life. Like anything, there will be good and bad days, but I prayed for this very thing and I will embrace it. Now I get to see the sunrise over the ocean and I will make sure to capture it with a photo so it will be an constant reminder never let your dreams get buried because you don’t think it is possible.

Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton


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