Maria and I have been looking for just about any way for us to leave the area we live in now and get nearer if not ON the farm. That, of course, would require a career change. The farm itself won’t be ready for at least 2 more years to help provide any income.
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We’ve both been coming home from our day jobs everyday for quite some time now with the first thing out of our mouths being “we’ve GOT to get out of here”.
Both of the day jobs we have are high stress, moderately to highly dangerous (depending on the day), and have become very unfulfilling. We both feel that the productivity just doesn’t exist anymore despite better work practices and greater knowledge. Basically, the world is changing and so are we. That we have out grown them.
I won’t mention what the jobs are mainly for security purposes, but we both believe it’s time to move on.
Brainstorming has become commonplace in our household. I actually stumbled across an old desire that I had as a kid….
Being an auctioneer!
I went to farm auctions as a kid with my Dad and I was always fascinated with the auctioneer. I had always thought that it would be the coolest job ever. But, life got in the way and that dream had been filed away, until a couple of weeks ago.
I’ve started looking at different auctioneer schools and licensing requirements. Even if I don’t just flat out quit my current job, I might go to school and get licensed.
Now, I know that in a past post I lamented about having too much to do and this would be one more thing to add to the list. But, I think that if I add this one to the list I can clean that list up and remove some other things. Thus, getting us closer to the farm and still afford to live.
This whole plan is still in the thought stages, but as I compare pros and cons I lean toward this kind of plan more and more everyday.
Have you ever figured out that the job/career that you have been doing for years is suddenly not where you should be and made a drastic change? If so, we’d love to hear about it. If you think I’m just bat shit crazy, I’m ok with hearing that too. Lol
Maria and I hope everyone has a great week.
All the best,