South for the Winter

By this time in my journey I have learned that each of these easterly and southerly states has a great welcome center along the interstate. No, not the ones you have to drive to. These are just over the borders. Once you hit the new state from the freeway, there is a legit visitor center…

Six Month Update #2

I have posted a lot about the details of my experiences. I have also provided updates on how I feel living on the road, my challenges and my joys. This post is another update to recognize six months on the road. I have not been outside for six months, as I have combined volunteer work…

Six Month Update #1

Here I sit. At camp in the Smoky Mountains. Well, they all call them the GREAT Smoky Mountains. I guess it is all about perspective.  I hit my six month mark. I cannot believe that much time, and yet so little time, has even passed. In fact, I have very little sense of time these…

Almost Heaven

Country roads…. take me home…. to the place I belong! West Virginia….. Yes, that is where I currently am and I cannot get that beloved John Denver song out of my head. I looked at a map the other day. I mean a map of the entire country. Holy shit balls have I traveled a…

Dear Young People

I am writing to you, but also to myself. I am writing to the me of years passed, and to the me of today. I write to and for every young person embarking on their life’s journey. This post, dear young friends, is for you. I have been in cold and rainy weather with beautiful and…

FOMO2

I previously talked about this sense of anxiety when I visited the Rain Forest of Washington. There was so much to do and see, and yet the weather was making it difficult for me to have a good time. I did not want to leave, but I had to. I needed to be warmer and…

Then the Clouds Parted

I woke up feeling great. I had gotten over that wall I hit and was feeling the vibrational pull of the Pilgrim’s journey. I was rested and happy and ready to start my day. It was raining. In fact, it was storming just a little bit. It rained most of the night; what I remember,…

Hitting a Wall

I had a bad day the other day. One where nothing seemed to mesh, where I felt out of sync, out of sorts. I mean, nothing bad happened. It was not like that. There were no accidents or injuries, no illnesses or health scares. I just hit a wall and I hit it hard. It…

Professional Fuck-Off

Hey, you! Yeah, you. The one who does not know what day or time it is. You who has not one single thing to do and yet cannot manage even the smallest of commitments. No job, no school, no spouses or houses to take care of. No kids or pets or even a fucking plant….