Before we quit our jobs in Austin, we were both employed in public service.
Shannon is a Registered Nurse and she worked on the trauma floor in one of Texas' leading trauma centers. Before the trip, Shannon picked up a second job to make extra money.
Brenton was a professional Firefighter/EMT-I. He also worked part-time for a smaller fire department on the side, and he also earned extra money doing sprinkler repairs for a friend's lawncare service.
We were both still quite young in our professional careers, so we did not earn much when compared to most other professions. We did however SAVE a ton of money by living with roommates and eliminating unnecessary bills. That is how we saved enough to travel for such a long time.