Any follower of this blog knows, that over the last year I have had some struggles with office jobs. I have wanted nothing more than to leave my cubicle job to get out and actually do something with my life. Luckily, I managed to build enough courage and motivation last week to give my notice and start pursing a full-time career as a blogger.
With all of that said, I wanted to share a story very similar to mine. A few days ago, I received an email from Dereck Coatney. He is a blogger that shares the same visions as myself when it comes to jobs and life in general. So here is his story…
Cubicle Unhappy to Biking Expedition
Also known as C.U.B.E., is the name of Dereck’s expedition. Check out this page to see some YouTube videos he created for the journey. He also did an interview over at LifeReboot.com that really explains the details of what it is that he wants to do. Here is the paragraph that sums it up the best:
I’m leaving my cubicle and will be biking across America attempting to inspire an abundance of human kindness. I’m leaving my personal goals and ambitions behind me. I’m going to turn my attention to raising as much money for charity as possible. I’m taking a break and trying something new. I will be broadcasting the entire 2,300 mile trip live straight from the handlebars.
I think it’s a great idea and hope it becomes a reality. Leaving an office job to make the most of life is something I can relate to on every level. The fact that he also wants to use the journey to raise money for a better cause makes it even better.
The First Attempt Was A Failure
Unfortunately, Dereck did not raise enough money to support his family while he is out doing his expedition. He discussed his failure on this blog post and ended it with this quote:
But I’m stubborn.
And I taunt the failures that taunt me.
And I hunt them down.
And I destroy them.
So this is not over yet.
I must say, those are some pretty powerful words. I am a firm believer that anyone that ever tries at something can never really fail. Not trying in the first place would be a true failure.
He Will Not Give Up
Luckily, he has not given up on his dream but has instead brought it back to life. It would be easy to say I tried and failed but he has found the motivation to stick with it and make it happen. I give him all the credit in the world for not giving up.
So please, head on over to his blog I Will Not Die and check it out. If you you like what you see, leave some positive feedback and donate to a good cause. Also, hop on over to this Stumble page and give him a thumbs up and a review of his site. It would surely help him get more traffic and hopefully raise some more money.
Just remember the best part about blogging is helping others and making friends along the way…