Profile For Isabell C.

Isabell C.'s Info

  • Location:
    Salt Lake City, UT

  • Driving Status:
    In CDL School

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  • Joined Us:
    8 months ago

Isabell C.'s Bio

I'm going to start trucking school soon at Apex Driving School (https://iwantmycdl.com/) in Salt Lake City, UT I'm looking forward to living simply and having solitude of driving alone once training is over, seeing the landscape and taking breaks in nice places throughout the US. I'm super religious, love learning and like to sing. So, I'm looking forward to praying out loud to God in private, listening to Religious audiobooks, talks and scriptures (fun fact about me is I've listened to The Book of Mormon 111 times, and no that's not a typo, it's my favorite book!) listening to great courses, audible audio books, music and making up my own songs and singing to God and learning the entire hymnbook of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, of which I am a member, while I drive. It's safe to say I'm an audio learner. This is the perfect job for listening to audio while working and being alone and free to express myself. I want to go to school for Microbiology and then Medical School. So, lately I've been recording myself reading MCAT prep books and flash cards that I can listen to while I drive too and hopefully that will help prepare me for the exam. When I'm not driving and am at a truck stop I will probably be found practicing playing the ukulele or musical saw, reading or watching educational videos. I want to be an educator someday. I need a break from school now though, because I'm burnt out. Truck driving makes twice as much as I make now as a custodian so doing it a few years can help me gain a savings. It's one of the few jobs seemingly one can work being homeless. I know I eventually want to buy a car. Maybe an inexpensive house while I take this break and learn this trade, or I may save the money for school or starting a business I want to start. My biggest dream while driving is finding myself near Temples of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints when I'm on break and going to visit them and see what they look like and experience them in different states. I love going to the temple! I like doing photoshoots and so I'm hoping when I have the money to wind up taking photos with some of the photographers I admire.

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Posted:  7 months, 4 weeks ago

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HOW DO Y’ALL KEEP FROM GETTING LONELY AND BORED

My advise is talk to God and get a good relationship with Him. You can literally talk His ear off all day about literally any subject and He loves every minute of it. If you want His response turn to scriptures like The Bible, The Book of Mormon, Doctrine & Covenants and The Pearl of Great Price ask questions and just start reading, He will communicate back to you in what you read. If you don't know He exists, ask Him if He does and He will let you know. Ask the missionaries of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints to stop by, they will literally come from anywhere just to talk to you about a message that can change your life forever and have a pleasant conversation with you! You can request male or females. Who ever it is, they will come and care about you; sometimes they bring gifts.

Here's some things I like to do when I talk to God: thank Him for things, yell at or get angry at Him (trust me He can handle it better than any human can), tell him my goals, ask Him questions like "What is my purpose?" or "what's something I could start doing or stop doing that would make my life better?" like basically asking Him for advice, ask Him for things that I want Him to do for me or give me whether it be physical, mental, emotional or spiritual, tell Him my opinions and what I think about any subject, tell Him how I'm feeling, talk about upcoming things, ask for His grace to do something I can't do on my own, ask Him what to do to best use my time, ask Him for forgiveness, talk about my day and react to it/share it with Him. I love asking Him questions because He knows everything!

The best thing about God is He's always there, every hour, day and night. You can talk to Him in your mind, out loud or you can write/type your prayers out. He's not a two hour drive away, as soon as you say "Dear Heavenly Father" he's immediately there to hear all the "...blah blah blah..In Jesus Name Amen" that comes next. He's not bound by time so you can talk as long as you want, and no matter what you do He is alway interested, invested and happily willing to hear from you. He wants to communicate with you. He may seem far away physically at times like you can't physically see Him, but He is always accessible and there for you in Spirit, and you'll be able to feel His spiritual presence with you when you're sincerely welcoming, wanting or needing it. Just remember He loves you and is your spiritual father and that you can talk to Him about LITERALLY anything.

While driving I like listening to Audible audiobooks, music, Deseret Bookshelf Plus (hundreds of funny or spiritual religious talks and books), General conference talks from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, podcasts like "Crime Junkie," listening to "The Great Courses" which are super smart professors from top universities giving lectures, or audio courses on how to speak a different language.

When not driving I like to watch Dry Bar Comedy on the app where they have awesome clean standup comedians full sets up for free, Penn & Teller's Fool Us to watch magicians, the show "What Would You Do?" to see social experiments and peoples responses to them. I think painting and creating something is fun, I'm also going to be learning instruments soon. I asked God what He wanted me to focus on and of all things He said music lol so I've got two instruments and will be learning how to play them when I'm not driving :) It'll be fun.

If you ever want to just chat about anything, especially your life, or about religion, go here and chat with the missionaries: https://www.comeuntochrist.org/chat they are super kind, helpful and caring. You can also call them too.

Idk if your library is going to be like mine, but mine has a "Creative Lab" where you can schedule to learn how to sew, record a podcast or music in a recording booth, use adobe photoshop and illustrator, 3D print things and they even have a special cutter called a cricket you can make decals or cute cards with.

If none of that sounds good, idk how rural where you live is, but go out and try to meet people closer to you. I'm sure plenty of people would want to be your friend :) You can meet anyone anywhere if you're friendly enough and show interest in them, at church, at the gym, at a party, or basically anywhere other people are even the grocery store. Just reach out to them and compliment them, try to have a conversation with them and see where it goes. Don't give up, keep trying, you will find more friends. :)

Posted:  7 months, 4 weeks ago

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Trainer kicked me off the truck tonight!

Brett,

Some people are more sensitive, some people are more tough. Any humans judgment on that could be way off from what God thinks, and what He thinks is the most important thing, because He's always right. All our opinions are subjective as humans. It still doesn't make what his trainer did right. No one should treat a human being that way. We all need to love and respect each other no matter our differences. Sometimes people are more sensitive because they've had more tough stuff to deal with in their life (it could be mentally, physically, emotionally or spiritually), and not validating their feelings only adds to their burdens. What someone feels is just truth it shouldn't be argued with, it's there, it happens. You don't have to understand someone to accept them. Tolerance is really important to me and my generation. It's okay if we value different things. I'm all about agency; freedom to choose :) God loves us all the same, and made us all different, every generation has it's challenges, it keeps things interesting to say the least haha. :)

Posted:  7 months, 4 weeks ago

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Asking for prayers! REALLY need them.

Everyone has different sleep schedules built in. I'm a natural night owl. Like even when I was a little kid my mom would come into my room at like midnight or later on and find me just lying in bed looking at the ceiling and she'd ask me "why aren't you asleep yet?" I would say "I'm not tired." Some people are morning people. The job I work now starts at 5am I've tried for 2 years straight working it to change my nature, I have prayed to God asking Him to adjust when I feel tired, it's helped a little but honestly I'm ready to give up on that. That's why I'm going into truck driving. You sound like more of a early morning or day driver than someone who would work nights. Hopefully when you go solo you can choose your hours. Think of the times you feel most energized and work during those hours. For me, I feel finally awake at around 7pm and feel really energized until around 4-5am. I'm guessing you're more of the opposite. I'll send you a prayer, maybe God will be more willing to change your nature than mine haha :) Good luck, keep praying and it'll all work out.

Posted:  7 months, 4 weeks ago

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Staying in shape while driving?

I've decided on running myself, I think it's probably safest to run laps around the truck stop where it's well lit and carry pepper spray in hand and phone in pocket. Download this app on your phone called "Noonlight" you can just hit a button and the app will send your location to and alert the police to get to you as fast as possible, so if someone picks you up the police can follow you and find you.

Posted:  8 months ago

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Are women respected ?

lol I've been getting some of the same responses from people who I tell I'm going into this career. When I say truck driver the first thing that comes to mind is some big burly dude. I read somewhere though, that about half of all truck drivers are women now a days, so I've just been telling people that and it surprises them. The best response I got was from a grandmother who thought it was inconceivable for a moment and then said "wow you're brave" haha the other one was so shocked she didn't say anything, it was funny.

Posted:  8 months ago

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Are women respected ?

I saw the question, and then I saw in your picture, you have poo on your head LOL! Do you even respect yourself lol JK! Made me laugh <3

Posted:  8 months ago

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Info please ladies

Oh this is helpful for me too, a good reminder not to bring makeup, I don't want it to be destroyed. Good to know about the shampoo too. What's your video link?

Posted:  8 months ago

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Are truck drivers assigned a truck that they use every time they drive? Or do you switch and how often if so?

Sounds like I want to be an over the road driver then, thanks for the information! :) I'm going to Apex trucking school https://iwantmycdl.com/ in Salt Lake, UT. Thanks for being so welcoming :) I love Penn & Teller I would love to go see them in Las Vegas or go to the beach that sounds perfect :)

Posted:  8 months ago

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Trainer kicked me off the truck tonight!

Sorry to hear you're having a rough time. He sounds like a terrible trainer!! I haven't started school yet but I will be praying that I don't wind up with a trainer like this! It's good you're going to tell on him, you should always report abuse. I hope after you do, his boss will get on his case and tell him not to treat people that way. Thank God for Uber! It's unfortunate you had to pay that bit, but it's super nice that guy at Denny's got your meal covered for you. With all the mean people in this world there are good one's too. Sounds like it's more the trainers problem than yours and like he's got a lot of pent up anger, it's wrong for him to take it out on you. Believe me it likely has nothing to do with you, he's got problems.

Posted:  8 months ago

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Are truck drivers assigned a truck that they use every time they drive? Or do you switch and how often if so?

First off thank you so much to all the commenters on this forum your insights in other posts have been extremely helpful for me to get a better idea of the job. I thank you in advance for all comments. I’m kind of planning on being homeless while trucking. I'm about to go to school for truck driving and may have a job as soon as April so I'm trying to plan ahead in the meantime. I was wondering if the trucks are alway on the move? I know they must get some maintenance at some point. I heard we’d get like one day off a week and 3 days off every few weeks or something like that. Is the truck moving during that time? Basically I’m wondering if I’d be able to sleep in the cab even when I’m not working until I can afford a car to sleep in? Is it different with different companies? What’s the policy? Am I going to have to find some other place to sleep during my time off of work? Can I store anything I’d use in the Cab while I’m not working? Are truck drivers assigned a truck that they use every time they drive? Or do you switch and how often if so? I appreciate any insight you can give.confused.gifthank-you.gif

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