Hi I would like to introduce myself as the TawnyScrawnyLion. This is my first time blogging ever and so i am very excited!! I have a ton of things I want to get off my chest. I have many different things that I want to do with this blog and my goal is to become the most prolific blogger on this website (the one with the most blog posts) by the end of October 2011. First, I would like to point out the people who have helped get me to where I am in the trucking industry and also writing this blog in the hopes that it will encourage others to find inspiration from them as well. I will keep it short:
I am 35 years old and truck driving is certainly the job that I have had thus far with the most responsibility. All of the people up above have inspired me to either start writing this blog or keep on trucking. I figure if they can do it, so can I. My biggest passion in life is learning about the natural world and more specifically permaculture! I couldn't go on any longer without mentioning permaculture. It's just too important. It is the ideology that has the most potential to change the world for the better, except for maybe religion. If you want to challenge me and say "no, religion has more potential" i concede defeat. Everyone should check out permaculture though.
That brings me to my ulterior motive for doing this blog and one of the good reasons why I got into trucking. My biggest dream ever by far is to homestead someday. Homesteading for the rest of my life sounds like it would be just pure, unadulterated freedom. I am sure there are disadvantages and all that, but...still...imagine the freedom! It is not fathomable to me why this is not at the forefront of everybody's to do list. To me, that is just living. Why isn't the homesteading lifestyle lauded as the creme de la creme of all lifestyles, the Bentley, the Saffron, filet mignon? It just escapes me, leaves me indubitably dumbfounded.
The ulterior motive for doing this blog is to find a path to that lifestyle. I hope to be able to express and organize my thoughts with this blog and ultimately connect with other like-minded people that feel the same way I do. One of the ulterior motives that I had when getting into trucking was to scout out the country and see where the best place to go about this dream would be. I have had Old Horse Springs, NM picked out on the map for a long time, but it looks very, very desolate out there (on the map) and lonely. It doesn't have to be that way. Urban homesteads are becoming more and more popular nowadays.
I think I will sign off for now. Thanks for reading my very first blog!
An old time truckers tells a great story about his PawPaw
When you're on the road, you win some and you lose some. This is a great story of one you won't always win!
There are a lot of fun things to do on the road during your downtime. Here's a few ideas.
Before becoming a truck driver I worked in warehouses and you wouldn't believe what I did one day! What a mess!
I love driving a truck and for the first time I was able to take my mom with me. Here's the story.
We all learn lessons the hard way sometimes. This blog will help new truck drivers avoid learning one themselves.
After a few years of driving truck, my time on the road has come to an end. But I'm on to new and exciting things in the industry! Here's the story.
by Becky Prestwich
After just a short time on the road with my husband I've come to realize that everyday life in the trucking industry is like a roller coaster ride.
by Becky Prestwich
After a month of travelling with my husband who is an OTR trucker we're learning to live and work well together. Life on the road takes some getting used to.
by Becky Prestwich
It seems like life on the road throws you one curveball after another sometimes. This winter has been tough, with some parts better off forgotten.
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