We’re two Floridian brothers fighting society’s natural pull to the post-college desk life. Who says you can’t do meaningful work that you love and have fun doing it? We say you can.
We’ve set out on a year-long road trip, exploring all 50 U.S. states to prove just that. Teaming up with like-minded companies, we are on a mission to show you what life is like beyond the cubicle. Come join us, won’t you?
For 25 years, I’ve played it safe. Before I even graduated from college, I started holding down a full-time desk job. For the longest time I wanted a job like this: a downtown office, decent and consistent pay, benefits, and paid time off for vacation, holidays, and sick days. To be honest, I didn’t even know paid holidays and sick days were a thing until I landed this job.
I felt like I made it, but the truth is that we never really make it. We should always be learning, getting out of our comfort zones, and progressing. I got comfortable, settled for mediocrity in everything I did, and then I started dreaming. Dreaming of doing my own thing climbing, surfing, writing, taking photos and videos, doing what I love. The Bro’d Trip is my way of getting comfortable being uncomfortable and taking a risk. I’ve turned in a pretty cool corporate job for a life of uncertainty, and I’m looking forward to it.
In my 23 years of life, I’ve never really had any direction in terms of a career path. I was a B+ student in school, a run-of-the-mill athlete, and have never had any interest in the jobs you hear about from your advisor or at a job fair. I don’t need to sit at a computer, twiddling my thumbs and tapping my feet anxiously under a desk from IKEA to know that the cubicle life isn’t for me. Does that mean that I have to spend 40 hours every week doing something I hate? I don’t think so.
By going on The Bro’d Trip, I’m freeing myself to do the kind of work I want to do. That consists of writing, photography, and videography. And the best part about it is that I get to center all of my work around things I love: surfing, music, and travel to name a few. I have no idea where The Bro’d Trip will take me past our year on the road, but I’m excited to find out.