WHO AM I
And so I find myself staring, overwhelmed with reality. I AM DOING THIS!
Hello world, my name is Jack Smith and I have come to realise that there are very few things in life that make me happy. I don't mean happy like "I just got a pay rise" or "woohoo, it's my birthday" I mean things that make you forget the world around you, the things that allow you to focus on nothing but yourself and where you want to be in life. For me, there is nothing that can match the feeling of riding my motorcycle with everything I need strapped to the back and taking off to start a new adventure. Until now, those adventures have been limited to a week here or there, or a long weekend but I can feel a change coming on.
That change manifested itself whilst I was on holiday on the Isle of Man during the Tourist Trophy races of 2015. My passion for motorcycles grew ever stronger as screaming motors flew by, inches away at speeds approaching 200 mph. The sense of speed however, was not what turned my dream into an approaching reality, but the people I met and their stories of adventure and travel.
I am twenty-three years of age, I have a wonderful supporting family that has brought me up well and i couldn't ask for e better childhood. I have worked hard and this has landed me in the well paid career I have now.
Working in the oil and gas industry has its pro's but also has its con's. For me, the pro's are; good pay, the ability to travel to many parts of the world, and meeting lots of new people. But with all these good things there are as many, if not more bad things. It's stressful, tiring, the shift patterns can make you feel like you're dying, and for me the absence of a fixed rotation means that most of the year I spend waiting on a phone call to mobilise. I could be called away to work any day of the year with as little as two hours notice with no regard to my plans, my friends or my family. I call this "Working for the Man".
In some way or another we have all at one point in our lives worked for the man. Some of you may still work for the man. Some of you may have realised that there is another way. It all boils down to money. And no matter how you look at it, most of us need it in order to survive and fund the things we love.
I could live until I am one hundred years old, or I could die tomorrow. My ambition to travel the world has become a reality. I would rather die tomorrow knowing that I have seen the world to which I walk upon, whom's air I breathe, and whom's resources gave birth to my very existence, than live to one hundred years old and never know what was out there. What is the point in having dreams and ambitions and never seeing them through? If you can think of it, then it's possible. So just do it.
So this is my new website. This is where my story will be told for all who are seeking inspiration. This is where my journey begins. This is where I find happiness. This is the story of one mans ambition becoming a reality. I plan to travel by motorcycle and see as much of the world as I can and soak up as much culture and beauty as I can hold.
Live Dream Ride...