Today I finally got a job. For the first time since January 2014, I will be employed. What will I be doing? I’m going to be a trucker. As in gone for a month at a time, hauling whatever to wherever whenever. In a truck. You know, the ones you hate driving next to. I’m going to be behind the wheel of one of those in about a month’s time.
Why trucking? Basically, the money. My family and I have been struggling to get by since the recession and I think a decade is enough financial hardship. So, when I first had this idea about a month ago, I only knew that the pay is better than any minimum wage job that I could get as a college drop out. However, once I started researching, I realized that I might actually enjoy trucking. It’s all still hypothetical right now, but I think the trucking lifestyle might suit me well. We’ll see.
My long term plan is to be a trucker for 3-5 years to save up enough to go back to school and get my degree in accounting. Yes, accounting. Why? Money, again. Also, I love algebra. It’s my jam. I also find the work interesting. Some people might think that the jump from trucking to accounting is strange or a large leap, but I like to think that I have an eclectic skill set. Besides, trucking will allow me to support my family AND save for school. Sounds pretty good to me.
So, if you want to come along for the ride, this is going to be where I document this little experiment. Hopefully this will help combat the loneliness of being on the road for weeks at a time. If I can figure out the technology, I’ll post photos, maybe videos, and generally share what this unique lifestyle is like. Hope to see you there.