You could hardly call it a job. Really, it’s barely a living. The pay is lousy and the working conditions are generally cold, damp and miserable. Time away from the comforts of home? At least eight weeks a year. What I do makes no practical sense. My grandmother urged me to be a doctor or lawyer. Sorry, grams, I’ve failed you. What future do I have? I really should turn my life around, maybe seek counseling. Is it too late?
OK, OK, you got me. I’m being facetious. I’m living the dream and I know it! But every dream has a backstory. In a nutshell, here’s mine: