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When I was growing up, there was a TV show called Movin' On. It starred Claude Akins and some other dude driving a two-tone green Kenworth across America.
I loved that truck. It's corny and hokey and a bit cliché, but I've always wanted to be a truck driver.
Even back then, with the oil crisis and other disruptions of the 70s, I remember people saying that trucking wasn't what is used to be, all the rules and government regulations were killing the industry. I guess people have been saying that for a long time now.
I ended up pursuing other interests. I went to college, got my Bachelors Degree, and held many different jobs over the years. The truth is, I've never had a job that I've felt comfortable in. I have made several attempts to try to find my true "vocation", with varying degrees of success. So, at 47 years old, I've completely changed careers. Again.
I'm not saying that I've finally found what I was meant to do. This won't be the magic bullet that will cure my occupational wanderlust. But after decades of bookkeeping and office administration work, I am looking forward to a change.
Yes, I understand the work is hard, much harder than what I'm probably used to. I envision old time truckers looking at me they way Robert Shaw looked at Richard Dreyfuss in Jaws ("You have city hands, Mr. Hooper. You been countin' money all your life.") That's a good thing. I'm at my best when people underestimate me.
As of this posting, I've been on the road for over four months.
I'm ready to try and do it like Sonny Pruitt used to do it.
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