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I ended up staying in that industry for 2.5 years- I came to find I needed a lot more mental stimulation, responsibility and intellectual challenge. I recently left that industry for a totally different industry- more of everything I had discovered that I need, less bs, more money as well.
I love the outdoors and perhaps travel even more. Everyone always talks about office work being a trap. I've come to realize though that the transient lifestyle becomes its own trap- you do cool stuff, you go places and see things few will ever see, but some day you might just need more. There is something to be said for financial stability, and most people can't fight wildfires or guide NOLS courses or (insert 100 other things) forever.
I've spent the past 3 years with a "real" job but always with the ability to walk away from everything at a moments notice- no mortgage, no car payments, etc. I've thought about taking off to South America or Central Asia or wherever and traveling for another year or more.
Today I adopted a dog- she's the first thing in my adult life that I can't walk away from. It's a strange feeling.
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So I cut the ties and I jumped the tracks, for never to return.
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Scott P wrote:
What feeling did you get?
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To me life is about sacrifice. I have no issues with my 'desk' job, I work with great people and take the approach that I m here to hang out and make some $. Also, having a nice paycheck helps pay for my adventures and allows zero limitation when regarding expenditures on a vacation or outdoor excursion. Lets face it, if everyone just did what they wanted we wouldn't have most of the things we enjoy today, as I m pretty sure majority of the people in the world just wouldn't work.
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