|Yes, that’s really me in my NPS park ranger uniform. Because, I DID IT!|
We make excuses. We think we have to do the job we went to school for, and then got a PhD for. The ego gets involved and it's easy to start believing the size of our paychecks matters. Until we think that we didn’t have a choice anymore.
But you do have a choice. You can do that thing you always wanted to do. You can ignore the “what ifs” and stop making excuses. You can carefully plan your escape, step by step. Then you can work to make it a reality, even if it takes a while.
|My first step was serving as an AmeriCorps member in Montana State Parks. Next, I volunteered (nearly) full-time as a VIP at a national monument.|
|Sometimes I thought, “Did I spend all those years getting a PhD just so I could take out the trash and clean bathrooms?”|
|Sometimes I thought, “What am I doing shoveling snow and not even getting paid?|
|Plus, I got paid in sunsets.|
|The smile sort of says it all.|
If you are out there, wondering if you should take the leap and make a change in your life.... DO IT!