From the beginning of the Universe (I would imagine)… to the beginning of your life, to beginning school (that first harrowing day!) to the beginning of a new job, a new relationship or marriage… to beginning a new CAREER… as my darling husband Jai and I did in January of 2014, right down to the beginning of this blog… “beginnings” are rather daunting!
Where do you start?
What’s first? Second? What comes after all that?
One decision must be made after another – if in fact we really make decisions at all (but that’s for another article) – and you never truly know where it’s all going to lead you.
I have an idea of what I want to write about in this blog surely. There is some method to this madness. But in the end, I am quite sure I and my husband Jai, will be watching where it’s all going just as much as those who choose to subscribe.
In short, this is a blog about the adventures… and challenges… and ridiculous things that happen on a daily basis, for two people – make that two married people – NO! – make that two married people driving a BIG truck… together!
One musician, singer, artist (that would be me… Andrea) and one entrepreneur, adventurer, electrician-by-trade (that would be Jai… short for James) go headlong off the cliff and jump into CDL School and then into a great trucking company called Con-Way Truckload, all within a matter of 26 weeks.
Our friends thought we were crazy
I mean, really.
They kept asking us if we were really going to do this, or just joking. Not everyone was happy about it either. Nevertheless…
I have decided it’s important here at the BEGINNING… to leave a little wiggle room about where this blog will take us. And hope you will do the same.
However, I want you to…
Take the plunge and subscribe. You’ll find an email subscription box in the sidebar AND down in the footer.
At the very least bookmark this site – just to see where it takes you and us!
No doubt, there will be a few fumbles along the way. But victories and wonderful moments too. And so it is with every new venture.
Jai and I started out to become “husband and wife team truckers” in January 2014.
Actually, I could roll that back a few weeks into December of 2013, because what caused the ball to bounce in this direction of driving a truck full-time happened at the end of 2013. But… I’ll get into all of that in the articles to come… and the videos… we plan to add along the way.
In the meantime, I notice I have many blogging skills to brush up on!
As an artist/designer in one of my previous lives (and I don’t mean that literally 🙂 ) I must divest myself of that aggravating need for perfection and allow myself the space to become utterly satisfied with good enough. Good enough that is, to get the job done.
Why, you ask?
Because I don’t have a raging fast desktop computer to fall back on for those moments when I just can’t take it anymore.
As a matter-of-fact, 98% of the time I will simply have to be happy with what I can get done on my Android phone!
Yes, I’ll admit I find myself grinding my teeth a little when I come across one more of the multitude of things that CANNOT be done on a smartphone, when it comes to blogging, editing video, creating beautiful graphics and well edited content.
Jai and I have little time between all the things this crazy job requires of us to bother with the hopeless edges of perfection… and so hope with all my heart you’ll be patient with this process as it is.
Right now, I’m sitting in the truck at 1:11am Mountain Time, writing this post while sitting in the parking lot of our favorite Kenworth dealer (Kenworth of Salt Lake City) where, tomorrow morning we’ll hopefully get a bothersome problem with our truck, fixed. Finally.
I’ll let you know how it goes… and of course what the issue is. Until it’s fixed though, I’m going to keep that to myself. 🙂
So glad you’re here
So glad you found our little corner of internet-paradise and Jai and I both look forward to meeting you in the COMMENTS section here or on YouTube.
Oh… that reminds me. Visit our YouTube Channel right here. Make suggestions. Offer comments and let us know what you like …and yes, what you don’t!
Keep your shiney side up!
Andrea & Jai