I always felt there was something big waiting for me just around the corner, and three seasons ago, that something big finally materialized. I quit my job as a dental office manager, sold my house and took my show on the road. The idea for my grand adventure began at least 7 years ago. A patient of mine mentioned he was going to work in Alaska seasonally. I was intrigued, and he shared the CoolWorks website with me. I faithfully stalked CoolWorks for probably 6 years or so dreaming about my someday adventure. I felt so trapped sitting behind a desk all day, stressed to the max, and I knew something had to change.
Well, my someday finally arrived. I applied for a position managing a bed and breakfast in Montana. Not only would I be able to utilize my management skills, but I would get to cook and bake – my passion. I sent my resume, did a Skype interview, and I was sent a contract. I was terrified, but oh so very excited! It was finally HAPPENING! I had hoped for a best case scenario that my future employers and I would fall in love and they would invite me back. Well, I loaded a winter pack, a summer pack, and my dog into the car and hit the road.
The job, the location – all of it turned out better than I could have ever expected. I have been invited back and told I could have this position for as long as I want it. I live on site and am provided with most meals. I have no debt and that allows me to feel completely liberated! I stay in Montana from April 1 through end of October, and then I drive back east and winter in the Hudson Valley in New York with my family, where I also work seasonally. Then I take a couple of weeks and visit Florida for some R&R before I return to Montana.
CoolWorks opened a door for me that I may not have had the courage to open on my own. I credit CoolWorks with leading me on this grand adventure. I am finally living the life I always dreamed of. I get to travel, I get to explore, and I have learned just what I am capable of by stepping way outside the box. I am having the time of my life and haven’t looked back once.
To any of you considering making the move…BE OLDER & BOLDER!!! Do it now. Earn a living while exploring this big, beautiful world. HAPPY TRAVELS!