Believe it or not, the “Daily Grind” doesn’t have to mean going to work in a stressful and unhappy environment. If work is a daily commitment that is affecting your happiness, it may be time to reevaluate. Maybe you’re making more money than you know what to do with, but if you’re still unhappy and feeling unfulfilled at the end of the day it may be time to find a new career. If you’re looking for a new challenge becoming a River Guide might be the perfect answer. Below are 5 reasons it is time to quit your job and become a river guide!
There are some people who like a routine; wake up and make coffee, go to work, then go home. There is nothing wrong with this and for some people it is exactly what they want out of a career. However, if you’re one of those who loves to go to work and have a different day every time, river guiding is for you! If you want to help people experience whitewater rafting for the first time and have new challenges each day, becoming a river guide might be a great choice.
No one wants to be falling asleep at work all day. If you need 5 cups of coffee to get through sitting at a desk all day it might be a good choice to find a more active job. Rafting burns plenty of calories but will leave you tired and happy at the end of the day. Plus, you get the satisfaction of showing someone a great time on the water!
Meet Great People
The folks who go rafting tend to be the adventurous type. These people tend to have some great stories and it’s great getting to meet like-minded people and help them find a spot they might take part in for years to come.
Enjoy A Good Work-Life Balance
Raft guiding tends to consist of seasonal jobs. Most guides work heavily all summer and then find another job in the winter months. It’s nice to break up your year and do different things.
Being a raft guide will not make you a millionaire, but being outside every day on the water is definitely worth the sacrifice in pay. Overall you will be happier and looking forward to waking up the next morning to go to work!
Now that you know 5 reasons to quit your job and become a river guide, be sure to book that trip yourself. Who knows….maybe you’ll realize you want to become a river guide yourself one day!