For many years, as I worked my way through college, while raising a family, I always had something in the back of my mind. I'd catch myself staring at stands of timber on the sides of the road as I drove past. I spent a fair amount of my childhood in the woods and have always felt at home in it. As I neared the finish of my degree, I realized something wasn't right. I was going to school full time, working full time, and raising my then family of 6. I decided it was time for a change. A now or never moment. I knew I needed to give it a try or I might regret it for the rest of my life. At age 29 I took out a loan for equipment and walked into the woods leaving the past behind. Now with a family of 7, it hasn't always been easy. A lot of days were harder then I'd ever had before, but to me I was doing something that I loved. For me, life is too short to not take that leap. Timber cutting gets into your blood.