A re-birth-Starting a Journey-Park Rangers Blog
A Park Rangers Blog
Well, by now im sure you have read my wifes post explaining all the madness that has come to pass. I know a few of you may be happy and excited for us and im sure there are an equal amounts of you that think we may be crazy. But before you judge allow me to explain. Since the day we found out that we were having Jace everything I have done has been for my family. Chasing high paying careers only to come up feeling empty. Yeah we bought a lot of stuff and did things, but we got tired of those same things in a hurry. That “happiness” faded fast and I was left wondering what’s the point. Why work so hard doing jobs I absolutely loathed, which was why I left the car business in the first place. Then I found the Insurance gig, “It’s easy and you can make $250,000 a year”! Being me I took it for truth and I bought in. For a while it was good, but once all the friends and family where no longer prospects I was left attempting to be something Im not, a smooth talking salesman. Six months of scraping and begging for an account lead me to understand myself just a little bit better. I dont want to be a good, let alone great, salesperson. I want to be outside amongst trees and creatures and shelters. I am sick of this office, these four walls, this cage. I guess I do have my stint in insurance to thank for this epiphany, so for those of you from that life thank you.
Great story, real touching, right? Now, your wondering “So, what the heck are you doing”? Well, Im on my way to Mount Vernon, Washington to start training to be a Park Ranger. It’s something I’ve always admired and wanted to pursue but never did because it was never something I thought would make us a quality living; and it still wont if you measure happiness in dollar bills. Like most Americans I once felt you had to earn big to live big, but I am very much convinced that you can still live big if you spend little. I don’t have to have a 60inch TV and 250 channels, I don’t need a $40 steak from that classy steak place downtown. Nope, I just need my family, a tent, some firewood, and place to explore. If you’re wondering, Yes we’ll have a regular house it just wont need to be 3000 square feet with a “man cave” and a fenced in back yard. Maybe 900 sqf with a national forest for a backyard and a few real caves to check out!
So, this new and crazy thing I am about to do, has me so excited I am barely able to think about much else right now. As excited as I am to be someplace like Washington doing something in a National park, I am more excited about doing something that I feel matters. More than that, I am extremely proud that I will be able to share real knowledge with my boys and teach them about where the wild things REALLY are!
With that I will end this update by saying , thank you all for your support and understanding. I love you All.