It has not been easy to feel like an outcast for most of my life. I didn’t finish college, and I do not like sitting in an office with a lot of people who cause drama with one another. I like to work on my own. This year, I finally figured out that I would like to drive a truck, so I set out to find the best truck driving school in the area. The thought of driving on long haul jobs by myself was really appealing to me. I knew that I would be in control during most of my journeys and that would allow me to make decisions on my own. Those are the types of things that make me happy.
When you drive a truck with a lot of power, you need to know what you’re doing. It was not long before I got behind the wheel for my first lesson and I quickly realized that I was really good at taking control of he vehicle. There was nothing to fear at all. Driving felt natural and made me very happy. My instructor said often that I was a natural, too. I found myself feeling disappointed when each class ended and then I was excited each day that I needed to attend another class. I got high marks at the end of my courses, and I got hired on with a transportation company within 24 hours of my graduation from truck driving school!
I can’t tell you enough about how much I love my new job. I get up early in the morning, get assigned a new transport project and then jump in my truck to get started. I love the hum of the vehicle while I’m driving on the road. I can listen to music, podcasts or anything else I want to when I’m driving. At night, when it’s time to sleep, I pull over in a designated area and sleep in the bed inside the cab. The next morning, I wake up and am ready to work again. It’s really nice to have the feeling of calm and happiness when I work now.