I was 36 years old. I was an over-the-road truck driver 20 yrs ago. Seeing things I have only dreamt of. I was making lots of money doing a job that thrilled me!
I lived deep in the country, had a greenhouse, land, barn,... so my downtime, days off were spent serving my passions, love of life.
I had many close friends which is rare and a blessed thing!
Here it is 2013, I am nothing like I was 20 yrs ago.
I wish I could go back and be who I was, and where I was.
On a postive note ... I had it once, I can get it again.
My next 20 yrs ... put what I learned 20 yrs ago with what I've learned in the past 20yrs... Wellll, no doubt about it... the next 20 yrs are going to be the best yet!!
MorningBreeze MorningBreeze
56-60, F
1 Response Jan 20, 2013

I was a OTR truck driver starting in 81 until 6 years ago also. I will say I don't want back and do that again. I don't regret driving a truck, I met lots of cool people, and saw everything in this country, and Canada had to offer. I also got hurt and srcrewed up my back, falling off a trailer,not the trailers fault.But I do wish I would have used a little more restraint in the spending of money I made.

huh... me too! I wish I had not spent the cash I had... as I drove the countryside. But so many cool things and all the great diners! I was a dump-bucket driver, hazmat... got blood poisoning from...? I had to quit due to my health, never been the same since. But for where I lived and my life... it was great!

Flatbed for me till I drove local then it was, Enddumps, RGN, Water trucks, and equipment operator. I loved driving but not I am disabled and can't do that no longer.