Living & Working in Great Places
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I know many of you had careers for a bunch of years and now you've transitioned to this "foot loose and fancy free" lifestyle. You're ready to work hard at now barely minimal wages for the grand experience of hiking a new trail. I get it. In part. I love as much as anyone the flush feeling of hope and new possibilities that come rushing along with a new job acceptance. I'm no stranger to an adventure. My question for anyone who will share an answer with me:
Aren't you ever scared?
Aren't you ever fearful of the crazy instability of today's workplace? I mean, you can bust your fanny and still come up empty. Does anyone wake up with a start to realize you might find yourself suddenly unemployed again because a manager had a bad day or corporate needs a larger profit, thousands of miles from wherever you last called home, standing on the roadside with your meager belongings in your backpack trying to figure out what to do next? Maybe you've been there?
Honestly. Aren't you ever scared?
The only way I can entertain the idea of venturing out is to never view the work as the prize; the work will have to be something that happens during my extended adventure. Then I only need to be comfortable with truly being "foot loose and fancy free" with all my stuff in my backpack and no particular destination in mind.
I laud each and every one of you intrepid souls who go forward trusting! You're Awesome.