Here’s a bit of my coddiwompling story:
I grew up as an active kid that loved the outdoors and played just about any sport. University was a fun mix of being a determined athlete and serious student. The basketball team traveled North America and I was the one kid doing homework on all the planes and buses. This earned me Florida Atlantic University’s “Student Athlete of the Year” honors twice. I ended up finishing with a masters degree in mechanical engineering, minor in business.
My professional career began as a mechanical engineer and structural analyst. Simply put: I made sure military fighter jet engine parts didn’t break. It wasn’t fun and the job felt like it was sucking the life out of me. Almost every night and all weekend I volunteered as a firefighter—I LOVED it. At the ripe old age of 24 I decided to follow my heart and walk away from engineering. For fourteen years as a firefighter/paramedic I never “worked” a day: going to work felt like summer camp, but they paid me 🙂
Ever since my undergraduate classes I had a fondness for psychology and philosophy, so I finally followed the inclination to become a coach. I hired my first coach and within three months my life had drastically changed for the better. My determination to do that for others inspired me to promptly go back to college to become a certified coach. For years I ran my coaching business while moonlighting as a Lieutenant in the fire service.
Quickly I realized I was falling in love all over again. It was like dejavue– the pull to leave the fire service to become a full time coach and make a massive change in the world was strong. Pair this with my dream to live full-time in an Airstream Trailer and the makings of a fabulous fantasy life began to fall into place. I created a detailed five year plan in 2015: by the end of 2020 I hoped to be living and working from the road.
2016 is when fate stepped in and introduced me to an entirely new understanding of how the mind works and how the world works. Only a year later, in November of 2017, I had retired from the fire department, sold my house and most of my belongings, and was living full-time in my Airstream trailer. The simplicity and efficiency this transition occurred with was remarkable. What I thought would take at least five years was realized in two. My entire life became based on Coddiwompling and everything changed. The best experiences of my life have taken place since driving off in my trailer and living my dream of coaching from all over the world.
Long story short- I’ve experienced the astonishing ease of living the dream and now I want to create and grow a movement… Let’s all coddiwomple. Would you like to join in?