Having a career related to travel was always in the stars for me, but I would never have imagined that I’d become a truck driver. Definitely not the kind of thing my dad saw his little girl doing, and yet, three years later, here I am.
I was sure I didn’t want an office job, I knew I wanted a job that gave me a lot of freedom and a nice pay at the end of the month, but I wasn’t too excited about freelancing. The truck driving opportunity came a little out of the blue. I walked into a diner to get some coffee because I had been running late for my part time job. This was a place I had never been to before that morning. While I was in line waiting for my turn, I saw a guy handing a flyer to the waitress asking her if she could post it on their notice board.
The company was looking for five truck drivers, they were paying four times what I was making at the part time job and I only had to be available every other week. They didn’t specify gender and experience were not required since they were planning to give all the training needed. I ended up skipping work that day and went back home to fill in my application as best as I could, not being too hopeful that they would call me for an interview.
When they called me for the interview they were sincere – I was the only woman applying and they were curious to know why. I must have done everything right in that interview because I got the job and started training two weeks later.
I won’t say it’s easy or that it’s hard, but it’s a job that takes a lot of adjustment. I knew my immune system would be the first to take the hit of the constant shifts in my sleep pattern, which is why I switched from the organic Chaga tea to the organic Chaga powder capsules while still in training. I’d been using Chaga Earth for a while now to boost my immune system and the capsules were easier to carry.
It’s one of the things that keeps me energized, even when days are tougher. That and the amazing opportunity to do cross-country road trips all the time.