Diving and swimming underwater feels like I‟m flying. It might sound dumb to think of flying while in the water but I think that the experience felt while swimming underwater must be like what Superman feels when he‟s flying around. The freedom is spectacular and I enjoy the X-ray vision. I became a certified Open Water Diver in 2007. Unfortunately I live in Nebraska and the only places I have been able to dive so far are local sandpits. I have one other friend who dives and we tend to only make it out once or twice a year.
I have often thought about advancing my diving skills but money always seems to be a little short and diving so far has just been for entertainment. To be able to make diving into a career, something I can enjoy doing and make money at it, is an unbelievable opportunity. To be able to dive in something other than a sandpit would also be a welcomed change.
I like to be adventurous and would like to not only use the diving skills acquired to teach others but to be able to hunt for treasures and artifacts lost underwater. I am currently a student again at the age of 32 and this time I am following my childhood dream and becoming an Archeologist. I have always wanted to be Indiana Jones but felt that was too ridiculous of a goal. After spending time in a completely unrelated field that involved helping kids and encouraging them to be whatever they wanted to be I decided I needed to stop wasting time and become what I‟ve always wanted to be. I‟m not sure I have the complete support of people around me either. Whenever I tell them what my plan is they say, “good for you and go for it,” but there always seems to be a little bit of doubt in their voice or the look of; „why don‟t you get a real job‟.
I don‟t want a real job. I want something exciting and challenging and I want to be able to make a living doing it. I don‟t need to be rich, I just want to be able to pay my bills and live my dreams. I also have the dream of being a writer and have started writing my first book (it‟s not very good but it‟s a start). I also enjoy making things out of wood, painting, reading, riding my motorcycle and collecting comic books.
I would not say my life is boring. I do my best to find enjoyment in everything I do but there is always room for improvement, plus I live in Nebraska. Have you ever been to Nebraska? It‟s flat and windy, not a lot going on. I would love the opportunity to take my diving skills to a higher level and use those skills to accomplish my goals.