Shortly after waking up this morning, I checked my e-mail. I saw a couple that actually possessed my thoughts for most of the day. The first was an article about a teacher leaving his job to become a ninja (well, sort of). Here is the article if you are interested. Another was about a guide to becoming a tour guide. This woman uses guiding to pay for her trips to France. How awesome, right? I am uncertain if guiding is right for me, but it is definitely fun to consider. As I was driving home from Indianapolis today, I was thinking about what kind of tours I would want to run. I think I would like to create tours for independent travelers. Basically, for people like me that want to travel, but may not have someone to go with. I thought my experience this summer was just the best and I think it would be amazing to create opportunities for people just like me. When I think about wanting to be a writer, it is because I want to share my love for travel and encourage others to learn. Really, that is what guiding does.
The only reason I am just "considering" guiding is because I don't know how the reality of the career compares to my vision. I am going to talk to my tour guide from this summer later this month, so I am hoping to really get some insight about the perks and downfalls. I was thinking I could try some basic walking tours in Chicago to really get a feel for what it is like. I could always con my friends into being my test subjects.