The 9 to 5 grind is fine for some people, but others just don’t work that way. If you’ve got a particularly adventurous personality, you probably can’t imagine anything worse than being stuck in the same office all day, every day doing the same thing over and over. Still, you might end up doing just that because people tell you that everybody has to pay their dues and you can’t make a living quenching your thirst for adventure, but those people are wrong.
There are plenty of people in the world that live adventurous lives and get paid for it at the same time. Adventure doesn’t always have to mean jetting off around the world, but if you’re the kind of person that gets bored in the office, you need to find a career that’s a little more exciting. If you’re stuck for ideas, read this article for some inspiration.
Blogging is a perfectly viable career option these days but it takes a lot of hard work to get it off the ground and start making a living from it. But if you can do that, you can live whatever life you want and earn your living by sharing it with others. If you love to travel, you can create a great travel blog which will fund your adventures. Food lovers can start a culinary blog and spend their days exploring restaurants and bars around the country or even the world. Whatever your passion is, you can try to make a career out of it through blogging. It gives you the freedom to live the exciting, adventurous life that you’ve been dreaming of, and make money out of it at the same time.
If your idea of adventure is travelling the world, there’s no better way to do it than becoming a pilot. People often think that it takes years and years of training but if you go to schools that offer the best aviation degrees, you can get qualified in around 4 years. You’ll need to do extra training once you’ve applied for positions, but it doesn’t take as long as people often think. Your job will be flying around the world and visiting all sorts of amazing countries. If you don’t want to become a pilot, there are plenty of other positions in the aviation industry, like flight attendants, that offer the same benefits without as much training. Just remember that you won’t get paid as much as you would if you were a fully qualified pilot.
Getting away from the city and reconnecting with nature is one of the best adventures that you can have. Going camping in the wild for the weekend is great, but what if you could make it a full-time job? Nature photographers spend all of their time getting shots of beautiful landscapes and trying to capture animals in the wild. If you want to be a photographer, the first thing you need to do is start taking pictures. Invest some money in a decent quality camera and just get out there. If you’re good enough and you get some great shots, you can start trying to sell them to magazines or websites. There are also competitions that you can enter which usually offer fairly big cash prizes. Like any freelance job, it’ll take a lot of hard work before you start earning enough money, but it’ll be worth it in the end.
This one isn’t for everybody and you should think long and hard about it before you make a decision. You have to remember that there is always the chance that you’ll be involved in combat, but if you can deal with that, the military offer some great opportunity for adventure. You’ll get the chance to travel around the world to countries that you might not otherwise be able to go to. It’s a very active job and no two days are the same, but the dangerous aspect of it isn’t for everybody and you’ll have to live a very regimented lifestyle so think about it before signing up.
Tour guide doesn’t sound like a particularly adventurous job but depending on where you do it, it can be. You could be a guide for nature walks, spending your days hiking through beautiful landscapes or you could travel abroad and be a city guide. There is a lot of demand for English speaking tour guides around the world so you’ve got a lot of opportunities.
Work doesn’t have to be boring if you don’t want it to be. There are endless opportunities out there for people with an adventurous personality.