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