By Steve Wall
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As I said in Pursing my Dream Part 1, I plan on using this series to keep you updated on changes as I pursue my dream of working in the outdoor industry. Back in February I made a very big step in that pursuit by accepting a position with a large sporting goods retailer. This was an overnight position in the back-end receiving area. This position allowed me to handle and numerous hunting a fishing products that I love to use myself. I loved every minute!
As of 5 o’clock this morning, I have left this position to pursue a position that will be a better fit for me and my family at this time. I have accepted a position (not within the outdoor industry) that will allow me to work a similar schedule as my wife and will be much better suited for our young family! This position will allow me to spend valuable time in the evening and on the weekends with my family without feeling tired from very little sleep. I am willing to admit that this was not working for my family and a change was needed. Even though I am making this change, I do not regret my decision to leave my previous job and take an overnight job. This was a decision I felt was the right one to make at the time and I still believe this. Although it was a physical labor job, it provided my with many invaluable experiences that will help me throughout my career! This change does not at all affect my passion for the outdoors, if anything it is making it stronger!
Don’t worry, Wisconsin Outdoor Pursuits is not going anywhere!!! I would first like to thank each and every one of you who has followed me though this amazing experience. Wisconsin Outdoor Pursuits is growing and reaching places far beyond my home state of Wisconsin. I truly enjoy interacting with everyone though various social media channels and by email. I will provide links to these at the bottom of this post! I am hoping that this career change will also allow for more time to provide you with even more great content. I am starting to expand into using more videos in the blogs and will hopefully be able to bring you a couple of archery hunts on video this fall! This expansion into the video world has allowed me to build upon my video editing knowledge! I hope to continue building upon this knowledge as I put together videos both for myself and others!
Starting Wisconsin Outdoor Pursuits has allowed me to meet and connect with some great people and companies in the outdoor industry! Many of these connections have turned into great personal relationships. These connections have allowed me to share with you some great companies through the Company Spotlight segment. This has been a very popular segment and more Spotlights are coming soon! Being able to share my passion for the outdoors and the passion of others gives me great satisfaction!
I also would like your feedback on what you would like to see on the Wisconsin Outdoor Pursuits page. I want you to be a part of this growth! Would you like to see guest posts? Select advertising/sponsors? T-shirts/ hats/ decals? Send me your feedback through any of the social media channels below!
Thank you again for following along on this amazing journey and stay tuned for many great things to come!
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