Reflecting on the First Half of 2017
Well this has been an adventure.
As chapter one comes to a close, I thought I would take some time to reflect.
The backdrop of my life has been a constantly changing scene for the majority of the year and I wouldn’t have it any other way.
When I look back, I think about where I started and how far I have come.
It’s hard to believe that, in January, I was in the military, working a job that I thought was going to be my career.
By February I had landed in Fiji, where I spent a month with my brother enjoying the sunshine and the culture.
When I made it back to the States, I had a plan to continue traveling… then I did the unthinkable; I followed through. Throughout March, I made my little idea into a reality.
April hit me hard. My plan was to leave for good before my birthday; I had one month to sell everything I owned and move into my new home on wheels.
As I rushed around, attempting to make as much money as possible while still setting aside time to say my farewells, May arrived.
My mother set up an early birthday dinner with some family on May 6th and I was out of the state on the 8th, two days prior to my birthday.
I arrived in Michigan on my birthday, after traversing approximately 1200 miles. I remember thinking to myself, “Damn, I did it! Now where the hell do I go from here.”
As I have much more of an “on the fly” or “wing it” attitude, I didn’t plan much. With nothing but a rough road map in my phone, I started on my journeys and was utterly overwhelmed.
I had no idea what I was doing! No schedule, no rules, no guidance. For the first time in my life, everything was on me… and I didn’t know how to handle it.
Luckily for me, my brother was busy getting into trouble with the Peace Corps, ultimately leading to his resignation. What great timing though! He flew out to meet me in Minnesota and spend a couple months helping out with expenses!
Coming up with a schedule and following it every single day, whether you want to or not, is such a game changer. The results will most definitely speak for themselves.
Well now it’s July 4th!
As I write this, I am approximately 300 miles from reaching the end of that original road map. I can hardly believe what I have accomplished.
The road has been my life for a full two months and I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Watch out West Coast, you’re next.
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