No goals—tough choice
Dear GG—I’m the fourth generation of truckers in my family and the first woman. I’m 31 years old, live in Tennessee and drive solo. Well, I do have my dog with me, but she doesn’t have a CDL. My pop always told us (I’m one of six kids, and all but one of us drives for a living) that if we were going to drive, we should do it on our own first. Then if we didn’t kill anyone, we could think about getting a co-driver.
My boyfriend also drives, and he’s talking about driving team. I’ve also been asked to be a trainer for the company I drive for, but that makes me nervous. What do you think I should do?
Hot Wheels, you’re on fire! Everyone wants you.
Decision-making is much easier when you have career and life goals. A goal may be as simple as logging 100,000 accident-free miles in a 12-month period or owning a fleet of 10 trucks in five years.
Think about what you want out of your life and where you’d like to be one, three and five years from now. Will becoming a trainer, driving solo or teaming with your boyfriend help you achieve those goals? If not, what will?
Don’t feel pressured to make a decision, but don’t drag your feet, either. Give yourself two to three weeks to set goals, then another two to three weeks to determine if your employer or boyfriend can help you meet them.
Still stuck? Email me. In the meantime, relax, enjoy the scenery and drive safely.
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