Wednesday, January 30, 2013

You Want To Do What?

There are two things I've had in mind that I've wanted to do in life for quite a while now and I'm thinking it might be time to start looking at those things more realistically.  I'm definitely not getting younger and the only moment we've really got is this one so why not take advantage of it and at least begin the work toward doing them?  I know of only one way that things happen, and its usually all about putting one foot in front of the other, making things happen.  I've been stuck in a rut with some things and it's time that I break out of it and change things.  A person can sit for a while and become stagnant but when I do it I get restless pretty quickly.  It's a beautiful thang to be empowered enough to just up and change things in life on a whim.  I've done it before and I can do it again.  Making drastic changes in life is what I'm good at when I put my mind to it.

So, the first of these two things is an adventure, probably the biggest one my life will see.  Now, the first time I brought this idea up it didn't really go over well with anyone, but it's all good.  I hadn't intended for it to happen at that time, it was just an idea, a spark necessary to light a fire.  And now here I am, 4 years older doing the same shit I don't want to be doing.  So, what is it that I do want to do?  Why, walk from one end of the country to the other!  What else?   It's a wild idea, I know.  But there are things about me that people just don't get sometimes.  I enjoy walking.  It allows me time to think and figure things out, and get to know myself.  You know, I think most people cannot be alone with themselves, quietly, for that long and it's just an insane idea.  I don't have anything mapped out, and I haven't really looked into doing it yet, but I do intend to do it.  Why do I bring it up now?  Because, I couldn't walk from here to the next town in the state I'm in.  My mind nor my body would be prepared for it right now.  I intend to change that.  I shall keep you updated here on my progress and what's going on.  I've put it out there in black and white and there's no ignoring it now.

The second thing I've been wanting to do forever and a day, is to write a book.  Something is telling me that these two ideas are related in every way.  Would my journey across the United States be book worthy?  I think I'm creative enough to make it so.  We'll just have to see I suppose.  This is something I've already begun to work on.  This blog here was my motivation to begin writing once again and to potentially do something with it.  Granted, my daily ramblings are only fit for this blog but we'll just call it an exercise.  I'm preparing myself for the writing that will actually matter.  It may not be my once in a lifetime shot at writing a book but I'm going to treat it as such.  And with that I'll continue writing.

There, I've put it out there.  I think there's no turning back once I've hit the publish button.  Sure, I suppose I could attempt to ignore it but it would bother me until I did something about it so I just side step that altogether.  It really is amazing what a person can do when they put their mind to it, and I intend to show people that.  Maybe they'll follow along.


  1. Dude, CARPE DIEM!! I love the idea of walking form one end of the country to the other. Totally a dream worth making a reality. Do it!!

  2. I do not see why people would disagree about those! Just go freakin do it! It's one step to acknowledge them and its a few more steps to do them. Get'r Done! =]

  3. please, please write a book about your adventure!