When you go on vacation is it hard to leave? Do you ever think I could just stay here forever? Or do you wonder about the people who do? Do you look at the waitress serving your tequila shot at the resort and think this is her life! Well if you have ever been curious about seasonal employment or what it is like to be the waitress I am here to help! I have had years of experience roaming around chasing after a vacation life and I am here to help you get some information on it if you think it is something you would be interested in doing!
During my senior year of college I toyed with a lot of different life plans. I thought about staying in Boston, I thought about trying to find a sales job, I even applied to Grad School (was accepted, confirmed and later backed out). Then I thought, hey wouldn’t it be funny if I went to live in a trailer in the woods of Alaska and worked for the summer. So that is just what I did.
That summer opened my eyes up to the world of Seasonal Employment. I didn’t know it was an option to spend your Summer Rafting and your Winter Skiing. I didn’t know it was an option to be a hiking guide or bop around from national park to national park. I didn’t know this was a legitimate option until then and honestly, I couldn’t believe everyone wasn’t doing it. That summer ignited a spark in me to see out the best adventurous lifestyle and set me out on an ongoing quest to find the next best place, story and adventure. What I didn’t know was that 8 (yikes!) years later I would still be on that quest. I tried to settle down a couple of times during that time but it just never seemed to stick.
This lifestyle was not without its hardships but the benefits are pretty great. If you want to turn your life into a vacation here is a breakdown of how I did it!
As A Seasonal Worker I have:
– Worked at a ranch/restaurant in Alaska (BAD EXPERIENCE)
– Back packed SEA (not work, but it what I used my savings to do)
And Currently Am:
Taking the leap into the seasonal life can be a very scary and personal decision. There have been times when I have been completely fed up but there are times I couldn’t imagine doing anything else. In the end it is your decision and you always need to do what is best for you. Be prepared for the challenges, but be ready for the ADVENTURE!!