Adventure Uncharted #000
#000 — This is THE 1st date! Let’s walk and talk together!
What if everything meant something? What if every single choice wasn’t simply a matter of linear left and right or decisions ranging from A to Z? Then, most likely 99.9% of you folks would most definitely agree with me and jest at my attempt at a philosophical hypothesis. Rightfully so, as would I!
What if I had told you that every single choice was simply and infinitely the right choice. I’m not talking about ”pre-destined” black and white short hand from your local self help manual. What I’m talking about is how every “road” or branching path is filled with ultimate possibility and regret itself is fixable condition.
This TRUE STORY is about,
12 Days in Ireland
between August 14 to 26, 2016
myself and every person along the way.
And what I now take with me everyday since.
This isn’t simply a story of a guy named Trinh D. Nguyen but it’s about the people, places, things & everything in between. From myths, sights, events, disappointments, loneliness, obstacles, happenstances, love, closure & meaning. I believe 100% that there will be something that makes you laugh, something that makes you wonder & something that makes you hope.
Instead of me giving you every single mundane credential, characteristic or criteria I have in typical resume fashion, I’m skipping it in bulk form.
Your gonna learn about me the same way hundreds of people I’ve been in contact with did. So I will speak with you as if you were inadvertently/luckily/unfortunately next to me i.e: the bus stop, the fast food line, the pub bar, sitting on a park bench, at the pedestrian stop light corner or your local place of work.
And just like all those people I’ve met, I also want to show you the most important thing I carried with me. In order to understand this story…
I’ll have to show you… the journal for over 400 days.
I would’ve never realized how important this completely random (Indiana Jones/Nathan Drake wannabe) impulse buy would be. From the start to the end of just Ireland, over a 100 people have held, written and looked through these pages.
I’ve decided to name the people in my journey in true form without any changes, because each and every one of these folks are tremendous to me. They are the ones who are true heroes who voluntarily shared the most coveted things in their possession; time & empathy with a random Asian — Cowboy — Indiana Jones from good ole’ Texas!
My absolute sincere hope is as you walk with me, we become comrades. And, you too, will have the fire of adventure in your eyes and hearts.
Let us be Seekers — of Adventure Uncharted
(… DID I MENTION THERE WAS PERIL? AND! PERIL FILLED ROMANCE…?)