Which are the 10 worst professions?
I was asked which jobs I had “dared to do”.
It was a question I have often been asked.
It wasn’t always so.
When I was a teenager I had to fight my way through a job that I hated.
I had been offered a job at the local petrol station and I refused.
So, I asked myself if it was possible to fight through my fears and do something I really wanted to do.
And it was.
In 2012 I quit my job at a petrol station to go on a solo adventure.
The adventure was far from easy.
On my first day of the journey I had no idea where I was going and my compass didn’t work.
My heart was pounding as I was being chased by wolves and it was raining.
Thankfully my friend David, a keen mountain biker, saved me from falling.
That day I had an idea that I could be a mountain bikers guide.
A year later, in 2015, I set off for the first time on a long solo adventure and it’s been a whirlwind journey of over 1,300km, through mountains and through desert.
What I found, though, was that I love to ride a bike.
As the years passed and I learnt more about the world around me, I started to realise I was far more of a rider than a guide.
So I began to pursue a full time job as a mountain bike guide.
I have always been a cyclist and I was never really into being a guide or a guide dog.
But I started riding bikes when I was just eight years old and I never looked back.
There was a point when I couldn’t stop.
During my travels, I have met people I didn’t know and been welcomed by strangers.
Even when the weather was cold and the road was empty, I felt welcomed.
Every time I went on a ride, I would be happy.
We have had the chance to meet many amazing people along the way, and I’ve learned so much about myself and the world.
I feel blessed to have met so many amazing and incredible people along my journey.
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