Scuba diving lessons AND Powerball...
What you should buy if you win Powerball...???
Well, there is about an hour before the big drawing where at least someone, maybe a few lucky winners will walk away with their share of upwards of almost ONE BILLION DOLLARS...
Wow...!!! That's a lot of money. So, if you win and you don't know what to spend your winnings on, here is an idea.
First, a little about my background and why my advice is free, valuable, and insightful.
After receiving my Bachelor's Degree in Social Work, I worked as a domestic violence counselor for about five years. There was a lot of joy in helping others, but there was a lot of politics. Within the industry, we used to say that it was our goal to "put ourselves out of business." Sadly, that never happened.
Many said they thought Social Work wasn't a good fit for me, so I took my analytical way of thinking and went into banking. I worked as a banker, in investment sales, sold lines of credit and mortgages. That was great until I came to the realization that the banking industry had no interest in what was best for their customers, so in 2006 I quit...!!! I sold everything, liquidated my 401k, stocks, and mutual funds. I bought a travel trailer and traveled around the country. During some of that time I would settle down in a place and travel internationally. I've been all over the world, all over the United States, and what I've seen has amazed me.
I learned to scuba dive in 2006. I fell in love with it so much that I dove as much as I could, eventually becoming an instructor in 2008. Continuing to fuel my love of the sport, I learned all about technical diving completing my deepest dive to 241 feet on the USS Monitor. My favorite diving of all though is actually found in a little town in Northern Florida. I fell in love with cave diving near Lake City, Florida. The experiences that came with these skills showed me how fragile life is, how many beautiful things there are in the world, many of them are right below our own feet!
After five years of traveling, diving, and living well, I made my way to the Pacific Northwest. I started to teach divers full time and found a new love, cold water diving in the Puget Sound, Washington State. There is so much life in the 1,000 plus miles of coastline that it rivals most tropical destinations in diversity and abundance. Most people in the Pacific Northwest really don't know what they have in their very own backyard, just like those others in Florida that don't know what is under their feet.
Fast forward four years and I'm still here, I teach as an independent scuba diving instructor and I have a Powerball ticket. I still love scuba diving! I love the freedom, I love the excitement, I love seeing the looks on the faces of the many who never thought they could and the look when they finally did. "Doing" is so important today as it defines who we are that when someone says, "what do you do?" we think about the things we spend our time doing the day to earn enough money to take a week or two off a year and relax a little. In just a little bit, many people's lives may change. I know mine would, but let me tell you what my change would be.
I will continue to teach you to scuba dive at the price that is currently listed on my website. I'm going to give most of it away and make more of a difference in other people's lives that scuba diving can't always do. I am so fortunate to be where I am, to have people in my life that love me, to be loved and I'm not wanting. Everyone can use a few extra dollars in their pockets, but don't let money change you. There are lots of studies showing how making more money does not make you more happy. You know the saying, "money can't buy love;" "money can't buy happiness."
So, look me up and let me teach you how to scuba dive. Let me share my little part of the world with you and let me show you how small and insignificant we all really are. We are not the center of the universe, but we can make a difference every day doing what we're doing, where we are doing it. I have built a great little community up here. There are a great number of people that I would like to introduce you to. Let me extend the circle of friends you have and welcome to your extended family. When you get here, the only thing we'll ask of you, is to go diving with us.
Good luck my friends...