So now what?
What route do I go?
Ha yeah welcome to my world. Those thoughts are racing through my mind daily. I do know what route I am leaning towards, probably noticeable from what you just read. But is there another way? How can I smooth out the transition? Where would my money come from? Those are just a few questions that I ask myself, ha others ask me too. Yes, there is another way. Combine 2 and 3. Wait what? Well I can start off on the path of 2, pending I get the approval to be remote full-time or most of the time. This would allow me to knock out a whole heck of a lot, as long as I keep my performance up (not really an issue). Ok, so now I am on the road, working remote, chasing my goals/projects. I would be making good money and could leave at any time really, if shit gets worse. I would also have time to save more, which would allow me to go longer and not worry about money too. At the same time, beef up my Print Shop more, would love to sell more prints too. Transitioning 2-3 years later, no matter what I am leaving the corporate world in a few years. Ideally, before I head into Central/South America.
And so it begins. Keep on keeping on for a few more months to see how things pan out this summer/fall. My work is in a transition and moving locations to an open work environment, this summer. So a ton is about to change. Late summer early fall, I should have a better idea what my flexibility will ultimately be. If not in my favor, then around this time next year I would be putting in my notice. I can hold out for a little while longer to see what happens, but ultimately I need to pursue my goals and dreams in the world! I was not put on this planet to work in a cube, I am meant to document amazing adventures around the world. To push myself to unlock my hidden potential. But most importantly, to inspire others to do what they love in life.
In the meantime, I will keep working on my photography skills, continue to build out Lana, and start planning my master route. Well more so some the details of my route. Don't want to plan it all out now, save some of the fun down the road. As for Lana, I have some changes I want to make on the interior to better my living/working environment. Along with some other upgrades like suspensions, brakes, recovery, and maybe an engine swap. I am also going to get a motobike! Little 200-400cc something I can cruise, yet carry my SUP or bike on too. That way, Lana is a base camp and my motorbike is my way to get around and explore. Needs to handle pavement and off-road (two track) terrain. Have lots of bikes in mind, just waiting for more to pop up this spring. Not looking to break the bank, ideally get more of a project bike so I can tailer it to my needs/likes easier. Lastly, of course take tons of photos throughout the year. Get on some fun shorter adventures, due to limited PTO. Also see if I can land that gig with Wilderness Inquiry to be a photography intern, aka document their trips. I would be going on 3-5 this year to take photos and document, like I do for my personal trips. That way they have more content to promote their programs and all that. I will learn more about that later this month.
Lots going on and that means I might have to miss some stuff. Again, nothing personal but if it sets me back from the directions I want to go, I'll probably skip out of it. Now is the time to keep this momentum going, stay on track, and get this big ol adventure going!