Dreams

Nobody ever grows up dreaming of becoming an Accountant.  

Accounting was never my dream, yet here I am.  Accounting is how I paid for my education, my mortgage, my daughter’s education and how I save for retirement. I no longer enjoy my career choice as I once did and continually ask myself why I keep doing it. I don’t eat foods I don’t like. I don’t like being scared so I don’t watch horror movies. So why do I get up and day after day, week after week do something I don’t want to do?

On June 15th 2011, I will stop doing what I no longer enjoy, and spend the next year doing the thing I love – travelling by motorcycle. I am quitting my job and taking a year off to enjoy my life. Riding across the Americas, I can stop when I want to stop, explore what interests me, and choose when to stay and when to leave. And once in Ushuaia Argentina, the end of the Pan American Highway, I will decide whether to come home, continue travelling or start a new life elsewhere.

I have spent the past eighteen months, relentlessly pursuing my dream, saving money, de-cluttering my life and pouring over maps. It has been liberating. I have a new zest for life, travelling the world gives me entrepreneurial ideas. I have had a sense of adventure for as long as I can remember and decided to stop fighting it and start living my dream; my dream of travelling the world in an interesting way without a defined schedule or defined end.

 “The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.” – Saint Augustine

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9 Responses to Dreams

  1. Tanya says:

    Well…you definitely a good accountant 🙂 but I do understand what you mean by “dreaming of becoming an Accountant”… Wish you all the best! I will follow your blog.
    Tanya

  2. Ivy says:

    Greg it takes a lot of courage to change your life and go from employed to unemployed and to embark on this trip of a lifetime. Not many people can give up their luxury life to do what you are going to do. Good for you and envy you! Enjoy your trip and I will be here to support you and will follow your blog. Wink! Best friend!

  3. Klara Fedorova says:

    I will follow your blog, find it really exciting and I little bit jealous 🙂 Wish you the best trip in your life!

  4. Craig says:

    Greg this blog is a great idea. Ivy and I will both follow. We are both excited for you as you embark on this new chapter in your life. Hope you end up meeting lots of young ladies on the road! 🙂

  5. Jim Price says:

    Happy trails Greg! Stay safe, smart, and wise… and pay attention to that little voice inside that tells you where to steer, and where to steer clear! See you soon and we look forward to reading about your adventures.

  6. Steve Cresswell says:

    Jim summed it up nicely, however once in a while don’t listen to the “steer clear” voice. Some of the best adventures and times will be at hand when we push the limits. Safe travels…..

  7. Hi! Greg: Good Luck on your adventure – stay safe and enjoy it. Will be thinking of you and will follow your trip on the computer.Love Aunt Carolyn xxxx

  8. Al says:

    Boy do I hear that loud and clear! I have been suffocating for 37 yrs in a job that was slowly killing me. I’m out of it now and feeling better. Just need to get traveling. The weather here on the west coast is slowly improving. Keep going out to the garage to look at the bike and getting to know her. Actually I am going to name the bike “Rocintante”. Following you with great interest. Let me know if you plan to stay out on the road through 2013. – Al

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