So how did I get here… well, let’s take it back a bit. I grew up in ‘the Portland area’ (Portland, Oregon, USA), but to be most specific Vancouver, Washington, USA. I’ve played sports my entire life and was able to play basketball in college, and run track as well (I did the decathlon which is 10 events :)). I grew up with my great family, including my mom (Cheryl), dad (Rick), and brother (Rob)!
Fast forwarding a lil bit I attended college at Western Washington University in Bellingham, Washington (USA), and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication and a minor in Web Design. I also completed a 9-month continuing education certificate for Social Media Marketing at the University of Washington. Shortly after graduating, I took a 3-month journey to South America to explore Peru and Ecuador… Little did I know this would change my life dramatically as I found a love for travel. During this trip I felt so free as a group of my closest friends and I set out to Machu Picchu for 50 miles of walking in 4 days and had the time of our lives.
Shortly after returning it was time to ‘get a real job’ and in six days I was working a 9-5 job as a Healthcare Recruiter just north of Seattle. I worked hard for about 4 years and was promoted to a Regional Manager and set to the task to open an office in Los Angeles. I really enjoyed my job, but for a very, very long time, I’ve had the itch to travel and see the world. Our LA office grew to one of the largest offices in the company, but after two years I decided to quit my job even though I had a great set up (great coworkers, living 4 blocks from the beach, making great money) because I felt the need to explore this planet!
Please don’t only follow me on this journey, but add in by giving suggestions, adding comments, telling me what your thoughts are and what you recommend. I thank you for taking time to read this site and hope you are having a great day!!!
Mike Rush – Founder of Rush Beyond