Chasing the Sun

I have been saying for over a year I wanted to just hit the road. I have a career that allows me to work from wherever at the moment, I’m young, and I want to travel. It’s rare that these three things align so well in life. I was sitting in my room on a random weeknight, browsing reddit, wasting time, and it hit me. What am I waiting for? I need to be in Vancouver the first week of March for a ski trip with some friends. So now I have a reason. I’m just going to go.

Even for a couple more weeks I was skeptical. I was hesistant to commit to anything. The words ‘think’ and ‘probably’ were prevalant when describing my plans. But I convinced myself I shouldn’t back out on this. It’s going to be hard. It’s a different lifestyle entirely, but I need to at least tell myself I gave it a try. If it hate it, I can be done with it. I have options. I waited until the last minute anyway to get ready. I worked on the car for only four days. Two were spent making the sleeping platform. One was spent on insulation. One was spent on packing up.

So far I really can’t complain. It’s been a transition but I expected the first few nights to be tough. What have I learned? Jason Isbell is the perfect way to travel through rural Indiana/Illinois. Serial is getting better as it goes on. People know how to drive on the highways in the midwest. Panera is called St. Louis Bread in Missouri. You know, all valuable life lessons. All the things you expect to learn about yourself on the open road.

Home is where you park it: a trendy way of saying, I live in Wal-Mart parking lots.

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