I had to smile at your post. It is amazing where life will lead us. Sometimes places that we wouldn't even think of, but it is great when it leads us to something we love. In my own hermit dreams I even dreamed of being a cross country trucker, living a life of solitude, just me and my dog.
My hermit dream now and for the past two years is having my home in an RV. In a sense travelling with the wind, stopping here and there for as long, or as short a time as I please. Of course, me and my dog. I wonder if that will ever come to pass? I notice now that dreams that I had years ago have become a reality. It's the Law of Attraction. But I will go into that some other time. It is quite fascinating. Have you seen the movie "The Secret?" or "What the Bleep do we know?" It is so enlightening. If you or anybody is interested I will get the link, although you can google it quite easily.
Right now I am happy with my own schedule and being my own boss. I always preferred working without supervision. LOL