I’m really improvising here, but I thought I’d get on and ask if anyone knows of any jobs/apprenticeships that may be available to me that are focused on old, ancient, or even primitive skills. This could be in the form of an industry- “Hey, I think you should look into woodworking/timber framing. I hear a lot of those craftspeople work within longstanding traditions and it’s a lot more sustainable/wild/masculine than your cubicle job.” Or, it could be a specific job, like, “I worked at a primitive skills school in so and so town and they have great entry-level positions.” Anything you could open my eyes to would be much appreciated!
A little about me: I’m currently working my twenty-first month at a healthcare administration office in Northwest Oregon. The first year was great because it was good money and I had some pressing health issues (Lyme disease, it turned out) that I absolutely needed to throw cash at until resolved. The second year so far has been hell on ice…literally, my office is freezing cold. But that’s not the problem. It’s just, unnatural- to not move, to not think, to be alone with your thoughts all day without the ability to joke, express yourself, move, stretch very much, or do anything besides click click click click. Needless to say, I’m VERY motivated to leave my job. But I want to walk away calmly, not make any rash decisions and get myself into financial trouble.
So, does anything come up for you? I’m 24, fit as I can be while working a sedentary job, and ready to really challenge myself, go deep, be a survivor, and do some shadow work in order to evolve! I’m looking for skills, a job, a change in consciousness, and also a tribe. I would love a big great tribe (and some mentors, too)!
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