Im 42 years old, worked in one job in the city most of my life, never made it to be rich. Although enjoyed a decent salary. Enjoyed the cut and thrust occasionally, but the stress and pressure of that type of 'high flying' position takes a heavy toll.
Anyway. Im sick of it. You dont want the same thing that you wanted in your twenties, as you do in your forties. You have a completely different outlook on life. These people who discover their vocation as teenagers and go on to lead less complicated lives than most are the lucky ones.
I never knew what my vocation was, except to say, all my leisure time has been spent in the woods, in one way or another.
I'e just finished reading Colin Elfords marvellous book, A year in the Woods, where he works as a wildlife ranger for the forestry commission, and he makes it sound idyllic.
Starting from scratch, what are the best qualifications, and experience, to gain, to land a position like that, in the future, be it a few years away?
What are your honest opinions? Am I too old? etc Where do I start? A college course? An online distance learning course, like the OU?
[I'd planned to do the DSC1, DSC2, then the Advanced Deer Management over the next 1 to 2 years. Is that the path to take?What else should I be doing? Chainsaw certificate? etc]
Im looking to completely change my life. I will relocate. I dont have any dependants, kids, no more wife.
Just looking for some brutal honesty from those in the know.