I thank you very much for the kind words, dear anon. And you are right, being a dedicated traveller does take a good work ethic, or else you just won’t be able to afford it. As of right now, travel seems to be the only thing that fulfills me. Whenever I stay in one city for a long period of time, I inevitably get the urge to want to go somewhere else. You are right, a day will come where I will likely have to think about stopping and settling down somewhere. But here is the thing, I couldn’t tell you what kind of normal, secure adult life I want. As of right now, there are very few jobs that interest me even a little and things like mortgages and leases sound like scams. There is only one kind of future that I dream about at night that sounds fulfilling to me.
I would love to save enough money to buy a piece of land off in the wilderness some place beautiful and live off it. I mean live off it as completely as I can. Build myself a sustainable existence with a cabin, some crops, some animals, and whatever else I would need to survive. If I could grow or cultivate enough surplus to keep money in my pocket, that is a bonus.
I know that dream sounds ridiculous and unattainable. And I know that there are many names and words that some people will have to describe me, and the list of people who would be disappointed in me could fill a phone book, but here is the thing: I really don’t give a shit. I want to live my life the way I want to live it, and that is all that matters to me. I don’t see why I should settle for living any other way, because I only get to live it once and what else should all my hard work go towards other than fuelling my dreams? People will say: but what about an education? What about a career? What about things like benefits and pensions? What about your future wife or your kids? The people I want in my life are the people who love and accept me for the way I am. I just want to live in a way that makes sense to me, and right now, being a nomadic farmer in the middle of nowhere makes the most sense.
So in summary, to answer your question, my ideal job would have me being the keeper of my future, and having my hard work being measurable in a way other than a bi-weekly pay check.