Where The Hell Has Dave Been
Lisa has told me that she has been asked on several occasions “where’s Dave”. Well I am back with a new outlook. Apart from working on our bus I have been spending a lot of time thinking and re-evaluating my life and how I want to live it. Lisa has kept me informed in the mean time of everyone’s positive comments whilst she has continued to keep everyone updated. To each and every one of you I would like to say thank you. Your support has meant a great deal to me.
Have I Just Had My Mid Life Crisis?
Some would call it a mid life crisis but personally I think that term is an absolute crock of you know what. To me it was an awakening or realisation that I was not being true to myself in some of the things that I was doing in my life and my perception of other aspects was somewhat jaded. The Instability created by the change from living a suburban lifestyle to home being wherever I park our bus certainly played a part in realising that I was not being true to myself. I was in the midst of realising a goal that I had set myself when I was still a teenager and I wasn’t even excited. It was at this point that I started to realise that something was wrong.
Two Works in Progress
While I was rebuilding our bus after I had exposed most of her faults and problems I was starting to discover my own as I began to take a good look at myself.
One main area that needed attention was my choice of career. Mine was in crisis and needed a new outlook or a change. Whilst Lisa had discovered blogging and internet marketing and taken to it like a duck to water, I had chosen Options day trading as my preferred occupation. The charting and analysis side of things was going well but mentally I was not even in the game. The more I tried the worse it got.
On the bus though I was working with a mental picture of the finished bus in my head and almost everything that I did would bring me a step closer to seeing the bus finished as I pictured it, just as an artist sees a finished picture whilst he is still painting it.
After a lot of thought I came to the conclusion that at this stage in my life I am still a tradie not a trader. With that realisation my new outlook on life started to take shape. On the career front I get great enjoyment out of using my hands so I will take on whatever short term jobs that interest me as we travel around Australia. I will also be doing some how to articles for the newsletter that we will be publishing. So if you are interested in discovering some new ideas to use on your own motorhome or caravan then sign up for our news letter. As for trading I will most likely open a micro forex account with $200 and trade it as a hobby after I take a bit of a break from it. That way there will be no pressure if I can build it up from there to a sizable amount perhaps then I might become a trader not a tradie.
As for my relationship with Lisa. I did not run off with the hot young chick next door. Besides there being no hot young chick next door I realised how lucky, grateful and madly in love with the vivacious and loving wife that I have. Lisa has been my rock, companion and best friend for the last 16 years. If there is one thing that I am not happy about it is that we are not already on the road as I am now as excited about it as Lisa is.
With a new outlook comes new directions. Our new life on the road will continue. Instead of constantly moving there will be times that we will decide to stay in some areas for a while if I find some work that interests me. As well as writing technical articles for the New Life on The Road newsletter I have some product ideas for motorhomes that I intend to work on and bring to market if I can, time and location permitting.
Midlife crisis or whatever you want to call it I am grateful for the new outlook that I have and am looking forward to bringing you more posts and articles in the not too distant future.
New Life On The Road