Am I Crazy?


So I’m 42, have a wife and two daughters, ages 7 and 11. I was born and have lived in Columbus Ohio my entire life.   Quick background about me, I have a college degree in Biology and a Masters in Toxicology.  From 1998 to 2015 I worked for the worlds largest independent science company.  It was a great job and I made great money. I thought i would retire from this company, until I was part of a company cutback in August of 2015. Since that job ended, I have worked a few temporary jobs and collected unemployment.  My latest stint is selling life insurance. I have to wear a suit and have to cold call everyday, plus it’s 100% commission. I tried it for several months It’s not for me.  For sometime I have always been drawn to driving big rigs, but never really took it all that serious.  After watching hours and hours of your videos, I am now ready to go for it. I have an interview on Friday March 31 with a driving school called Roadmaster.  I am excited and nervous at the same time. Am I crazy that I am a 42 year old man who spent year and years going to college to become a professional, but now and going to for a career as a Professional Truck Driver?

Science Nerd!!


One thought on “Am I Crazy?

  1. ScienceNerd,
    You should do what you want and feel needs to be done to support your family. Your college education is noble and I am sure that you put in tremendous hours to achieve that. But the world is forever changing and sometimes the most unlikely thing could be the best thing.
    I am retired Navy and after 21 years got out and was told by civilian employers that I did not have enough experience. So I too went to school and finished my Electronics Degree. Now at the age of 45 I have taken steps to enter a trucking career. I think that Red has put out numerous times to take the personality test and see what you get and really what is the worst that can happen? You end up not liking it? Well right now you seem to not be liking things anyways. I say, follow the steps Red has laid out and see what you think. I wish you luck with your path. Before I even found Red on YouTube I was pursuing my CDL and will be starting school on 8 May. After complete, it becomes decision time for me as well.
    Best of Luck!

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