Making Moves

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Tammy A.'s Comment
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Well I made my first move. I told social workers I have to let my client go after 19 years. I am scared and excited. I have not been able to walk out of my house to a store without worrying about getting home to my clients in 25 years. I am buying a camper and heading down to Alabama. Yes my kid too. I am leaving here end of January. Once I get down there I am going to start looking for a trucking company to train with. cut out the weed but its gonna take a few months to get totally out of my system. NEW START! I dont really like it anyway it makes me tired. My plan is to find a company and move to where ill train. The kid can stay with the RV and try to find his way also. I might be able to stay at the campsite while i train . who knows what will happen but thats the plan. Of course NOTHING ever ever ever turns out the way its planned but I will be freeeee of a very heavy responsibility that I have had so I dont even know what its going to look like in my eyes. This freedom is going to be brand new. I hope I take this opportunity and run. I usually do what I say . I know its been a couple years talking about trucking but its a big decision and I didnt want to make a mistake. I need this group to help me through. I talk to Anne so mama please stick by me. Im just a 60 year old brand new baby Im gonna need your advice from time to time. Thanks for the talks so far. Anyway this is my plan. Dont jump about the kid. What can I thing at a time. Nobody wants my kid independent more then me but he can at least take care of the rv. I told him if he gives me any ****..I will be a truck driver and that means I dont have to turn around. ok thanks for letting me blab again here. One box is checked so far .

Brett Aquila's Comment
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I know its been a couple years talking about trucking but its a big decision and I didnt want to make a mistake

Best of luck, Tammy!

Remember, trucking is not a life sentence. You can walk away anytime. Normally we tell people to stick with their first company for one year no matter what and stick it out no matter how hard it gets. That still holds true. But it might help take the pressure off of you a bit if you keep in mind that you can walk away anytime. I hope you'll stick with it, but don't pressure yourself too much.

Remember, t's only trucking. It's not rocket surgery.


Turtle's Comment
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Best of luck to you, Tammy. I give you credit for pursuing and researching this with careful steps. This is not a career to jump into lightly.

I know there are those that gave you a hard time over your kid. What you do with your own life is your own personal business. Don't put any focus into that negative energy. Focus instead on putting your best effort into this. We're here to help. Good luck!


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PJ's Comment
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Tammy alot of us have had rough spots in our lives. Life is a journey filled with ups and downs. None of us are perfect and make bad choices at times, even though we thought they were okay at the time we made them.

It sounds like you have a plan to improve your situation. You now have to execute the plan. Stay focused on what you need.

We all wish you the best!!

Tammy A.'s Comment
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Thanks! Im reading the book The Raw Truth and I am learning alot. This is TOTALLY the lifestyle I have been looking for. Im a gypsy at heart. I lived in a truck traveling the country and Canada at 20 years old and loved it. Once I tie up some loose ends Im heading South.


When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Steve L.'s Comment
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Keep the positive stuff close and let the negative go.

I am leaving here end of January.

Keep that fire burning. Three months will give you plenty of opportunities to give up. DON’T!

Tammy A.'s Comment
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I'm not. I can't. I just quit a job I've had for 25 years. I have no choice.

Keep the positive stuff close and let the negative go.


I am leaving here end of January.


Keep that fire burning. Three months will give you plenty of opportunities to give up. DON’T!

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