After being settled back in the Atlanta area for coming up on 6 months now, I am looking to really settle back into Atlanta life and take my life in a new direction. I’d like to go back to school and complete and executive MBA program, and then return once again to lay the foundation to eventually become a travel nurse later in life. I think this would really benefit those close to me, allow me to continue to travel, all while making enough money to plan for my retirement and later years.
This idea comes from a recent Uber rider who was a travel nurse, she explained the jobs in’s & out’s to me and the benefits and I gotta say, I’m sold! However, to eventually get there, I will need to take 3-5 years of going back to my career. The idea here being that it will provide a stable and predictable flow of income so that I can better budget and plan out my goals.
So here I am! Back on the job hunt! Feel free to check out my LinkedIn profile here and pass it on to anyone you may think I would work well with.
A lot of people have asked me why I won’t continue on the self employment grind, and there’s quite a few reasons for that. The main reason being that without stable and predictable income, I cannot accurate plan and fund my future goals. Some weeks I’ll only make $300, other’s I’ll bring home $1000. It can be pretty hit or miss. In the last two years I've been traveling, I have held many odd jobs and roles including;
Initially, I decided to give this lifestyle a try as I have read how empowering it is and how you are essentially your own boss, setting your own hours, and responsible for your own income. While this is true, it’s eating up so much of my time that I have little time off to work on other projects; such as my photography, this blog, or even more personal hobbies like flow arts or musicianship. Between generating leads, working through the sales cycle, completing the actual job, follow up, tracking various things, etc. I am working more or less 6 or 7 days a week. So as you can see, I don’t get a lot of spare time these days. I would highly suggest this lifestyle for someone who is really passionate about something and wants to spend 5-10 years building a successful business. I realize now that there is not one specific thing that I am that passionate about that I would like to spend that much time building a business around. Instead, I'd like to further my career and education.
On the plus side, I should have more time to write and edit. I have a whole plethora of ideas and subject I’ve either begun writing about, or want to write out, a few thousand pictures to edit, and a lot of insights and information I’d love to share. So I’m definitely looking forward to this change, and finding out where I wind up!
If you haven’t been following the Facebook, then be sure to check it out. I still keep up on travel trends and blogs focused on backpacking, traveling affordably, and general travel experiences and destinations. As I’ve been slowly working through editing my pictures, I have been posting them onto my Instagram page! Be sure to check it out as well and follow along to see some of the best shots of my trips! Below are some pictures recently uploaded from my trip to Iceland!
If you have any questions about my career or how I could work with you or your company, please do not hesitate to email me!
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Hey everyone! I know it’s been awhile since I’ve posted any updates, but it’s because I’ve been busy working around Atlanta trying to prepare for our next big adventure. Kylie and I are trying to spend a few months backpacking South East Asia sometime next year. I’ve been out hustling every day Uber’ing, doing odd jobs, mobile mechanic work, and anything I can think of. It’s been a lot of work but it’s already paying off! We're tracking our progress and making good steps towards our goals!
While we’ve been working, we decided we could use a break and went to Alchemy the Georgia Burn. I installed LED under lights on my faithful little adventure toaster (the Honda Element), a hitch, and bought some supplies and we turned her into a cow. Yes a cow, aka The Moo Mobile! It was a blast having the hay ride in the back and putz’in around the burn. We did a fundraiser and raised money for the booze so that we could hand out white Russians out of pink medical gloves that we were telling folks were udders. It was a huge success! We even partook in being a bar on the pub crawl and pickle run. Unfortunately though, we didn’t snag many pictures while we were there…
On the bright side though, I’m just now getting around to editing the pictures I took in Iceland. I went last December and spent about 2 or 3 weeks in a rental car touring the whole island. I’ve also amassed a large list of content I plan to create based off of in general what my Uber rider’s and other's ask me about my adventures. Once I get some real down time, you can expect loads of content and regular updates. Experiences, things I wish I would have known, videos, advise, how-to's, and all kinds of stuff! But I first have to find some real time to write, edit, and etc. Life... Live it! So for now, happy holidays, and enjoy my favorite shot that I took of Iceland's beauty below! Hope we get to see you soon ;)
As anticipated, I finally got around to editing all 4,000 some odd pictures from the US 2016 Road Trip. That said, it took me a better part of a year to get around to deleting the shots I didn't like, editing the ones I did, and arranging them in chronological order from one destination to another. The shots are currently uploaded to the new Adventures page are the ones only from my Sony RX100M2 and do not include any of the shots from my phone. So who knows, maybe the album will grow further? I know a lot of you keep asking to see all my pictures, so here's at least one full adventure! Enjoy :)
All About Odd Jobs!
An odd job is basically any gig that you can get paid for yet you are not going to be doing it long term. The idea here that you are filling a temporary need. An odd job can sometimes be considered contract work. Other times, it’s just a job or chore you do once for someone. Odd jobs often can be hard but if you’re not doing anything else, they’re worth converting time you’re not doing anything with into money. Odd jobs are all over if you have some basic skills and know how!
There are many ways once can go about finding odd jobs. But the easiest and safest way to find one is to just ask! On your social media pages, you can simply reach out to your friends and family and see if there’s anything that they need done. I’ve found my most rewarding odd jobs are those that come from friends, we often get to work together, or it may be something you’re doing for them, so that they get to enjoy the results! And who doesn’t like to help their friends?
Facebook has recently implemented it’s use of Marketplace where you can post services offered under different criteria. Recently, I posted about some mobile mechanic work, and within the hour, I had at least 6 replies. I actually had to turn off my FB Messenger Notifications so that I could sleep! Be it baby sitting, lawn care, cleaning, or anything else, consider posting online. CraigsList is another great resource as well was NextDoor.com, ShiftGig.com, local Subreddits, and even local FB Groups!
While on the road, another way to find odd jobs is to just ask. By that I mean, asking an establishment (politely) if there’s anything that they could us assistance with! Often times you’re going to want to talk to the manager or someone who can make decisions. I often hear stories from friends who were backpacking where they were able to work and live in a hostel for free or at a discounted rate for helping out and working there for a period of time. Sometimes they’re able to find a restaurant nearby and do dishes or clean up, just basic things. There’s a handful of sites that work on the volunteering concept in exchange for free room and board such as HelpX, WorkAway, WWOOF, Servas, and many others! Google your local area to see if there’s anything specific to you!
Odd jobs I’ve done over the years;
As you can see, I’ve listed many odd jobs I’ve done. However, there are also many more I’ve not listed as it’s a very, very, long list! That being said, consider some skills you have or some things you know how to do, determine how much your time is worth, then go find some odd jobs.
Whelp, that’s about all I can think of. Odd jobs are an easy way to make a living or a few extra bucks! Be sure to check out www.Facebook.com/BobbyTaylorAdventures to keep up with blog posts, pictures, and what I’m up to! If you want to check out some pictures, head on over to www.instagram.com/BobbyTaylorAdventures There’s a few shots of some odd jobs on there as well as the Facebook. And as always, if you have any questions, please comment below or reach out to me! I’d be happy to answer any questions!
Well, looking at my blog, I see my last post was from Cuba. I landed in Cuba in April. It’s August now. Since then I have traveled through Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, Costa Rica, across the US, through Canada, up to Alaska, and now I’m settling pretty happily back in Atlanta. I’ll be around these parts for at least another six months or so, and ideally working though a lot of this content, posting more, etc. I’ve got a whole lot of ideas for content, and once I catch up on some bills, I’ll have a whole lot more free time. Check out the Facebook (www.Facebook.com/BobbyTaylorAdventures) to keep more up to date on where I am and what I’m doing! I post a lot to there from my phone. Unfortunately I have to use my laptop to post on my site here…
So in light of all of that, here’s some sneak peek shots from different places I’ve been traveling (Central America only, it'll take way too long to also upload the shots from Atlanta to Alaska and back)! I’ll admit it, I got stuck traveling! I got so caught up in the moment, I can’t really believe it’s August now… I’ve learned so much about so many different things, had many revelations, and otherwise grown in many ways I never even considered I would. I learned a lot of Spanish, met amazing people, was humbled by so many experiences, saw so many amazing things, really connected with nature, the flow of life, myself, and even living in the moment. There’s a new found confidence that’s beyond what I would even consider confidence. There’s a sort of hope, or even a faith, that everything will be alright. It will work out. And if it gets difficult, I’ll figure it out. Regardless of what happens. I have a lot of thoughts, lessons, and all kinds of things I can’t wait to share with you! So keep an eye out, I’ll be getting around to putting out some more content! I’m even revamping the website to have portfolios of all the places I’ve been!!
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All images below are unedited, pop over to www.Instagram.com/BobbyTaylorAdventures for an edited gallery of the 2016 US Road Trip!
Cancun & Isla Mujeres
Cozumel (Where I learned to dive!)
Lanquin & Semuc Champey
Spending an entire day (18 hours) on buses trying to get to Antigua! ...
Hiking a dormant volcano, Acatenango! 13,045 feet...
Rain forest (Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve)
So my buddy Dan let me use his bar, Old Fields North Fourth Tavern, as a backdrop for a video application I needed to make. So in return, I came back to see my other buddy Dave with Excess Karaoke for their Karaoke night and made this video for them! Check it out below and be sure to check out their pages!
Old Field's Facebook
Old Field's Instagram
Excess Karaoke Facebook
Hello friends! This is my first update in a while. I spent the Holidays with friends and family, then wound up working in Atlanta for a few months and planning the current trip that I am on. Backpacking through Central and South America for a few months. My first desitnation? CUBA! I just got back, it was amazing! Here are a handful of notes about Cuba that nobody really told me about, and I hope you find them helpful yourself!
That’s about all I can think of for now! Be sure to keep up on the Facebook Page for more recent updates. I am still working through editing the pictures from the US Road Trip and the trip to Iceland to upload galleries here! Soon I will also be making an "Articles" page since I keep having to look up the most relevant and used articles, such as Health Insurance, How to Sell Everything You Own, and others...
Until next time, safe travels! <3
Got around to getting the bones of the Gear Page up and published! I decided to make this page as one of the main questions I get all the time is about my gear. Where do I find it, what do I use, etc. For now, the gear page will serve as a place to find gear that I've used and found at good prices. Most of the gear is supplementing other things I already have. However, it's all pretty good deals and stuff that work well. All of the things listed has lasted me while traveling thus far and served me well. Eventually, I'll get around to sprucing it up with specific reviews and reasons why I bought each, but until then, if you have any questions, just ask! In the meantime, I'll continue working away at all the pictures I've acquired to make another page about my various trips.
If you'd like to check out more pictures, be sure to follow the Instagram or Facebook pages.
Check out the newly published Gear Page here!
So it's been over a month since I last updated this blog. I've been spending my time in Atlanta, doing odd jobs and redoing this entire site. That said, I'm halfway through editing all of my pictures I've acquired over the past year. It's a monumental task that takes up a whole lot of time... On top of that I have a few video projects I'm working on and I'm also redesigning this entire site. I get a lot of questions so I plan to make a FAQ page, a Gear page, and a Destinations page where I will share all the pictures I've acquired in galleries and stories about the trip.
So please be patient with me! If you're interested in seeing sneak peaks of the pictures as I edit them, like and follow either my Instagram or Facebook pages.
So I haven't been posting much lately because I've been working on editing the 3,000 or so pictures I've acquired while traveling this past year. The end goal being galleries I can host here! Well on different pages, but this same site. Be sure to check out my Instagram for sneak peaks!
Just your average, not so average, guy! Here you can follow my travels, learn to travel yourself, check out some cool photography, and otherwise follow along as I explore my interests from performance arts to traveling to philosophy and more!
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