My trainer’s truck. Dave, YOU ROCK!
I have about four weeks left to finish up my training. Once that is completed, I’ll get my own truck and will be blogging regularly about my incredible adventures, as well as the people I meet along the way. So far though, I’ve driven through 38 states, in all sorts of weather, terrain, traffic. I’ve met the most amazing people on the face of the planet. I’ve met doctors, lawyers, nuclear engineers and college professors all who left (or were forced to leave) their jobs to take to the road.
I’ve seen the sun set as the moon rose over the red rock buttes of high desert. I’ve driven in Nebraska with a tornado right in front of me, and a sand storm in Wyoming. I’ve inched through rush hour traffic in LA, Chicago, Atlanta, Dallas, Albuquerque, St. Louis, Indianapolis, Salt Lake City, Boston, Detroit and others.
I’ve met hundreds of kids who spend summers on the truck with their parents, learning about US geography from the windshield
Buttes in the Navajo Nation in New Mexico
of a big truck. I drove through the rock canyon from Utah into Arizona and thought I was on a different planet. I watch the landscape transform from a barren sand wasteland in California to a plush mountainous paradise at Donner Lake and Pass.
The heartbeat of America is alive and well and I am so grateful to be a part of it. I’ve gained a whole new respect for the men and women who leave their families and take to the open roads for weeks on end to keep America moving. My hat’s off to you!
I certainly hope you will take this journey with me as I see America, bring the message of hope to those who are hurting, and write about my adventures in trucking. Over the next four weeks, I’ll be running fast and hard. As a result, I may not be blogging as frequently as you are used to on my adventures. But once I’m in my own truck, you’ll get them regularly.
What I Left Behind in Appalachia
I look forward to taking you all on my journey on the Road to Freedom 2.0. Even though it will help women everywhere, I’ve found my own freedom… not being bound to one place but having the luxury of being in a different place every night… seeing new faces… meeting new people. I suppose I was born for this type of adventure. Truly, I’m having the time of my life.
Thank you faithful followers. Later this week, I’ll explain how I came to trade in my two wheels for eighteen.
So what do YOU dream of doing? What’s stopped you? Share it here!
P.S. If you have ever considered becoming a truck driver (or know anyone who does), please follow your heart. Prime, Inc., is an amazing company. Even if you have never driven a truck before, don’t have a Commercial Driver License or know how to double-clutch, Prime can provide all the training you need. Give my recruiter, Tabitha Smith, a call (417-521-5610, ext 6658).