a thoughtful web.
Good ideas and conversation. No ads, no tracking.   Login or Take a Tour!
comment by explodingmonkeys
explodingmonkeys  ·  2554 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What is your goal right now and what are you doing to reach it?

I'm in the process of planning a walk across the country. I've been nose deep in maps, atlases, and books about the subject. I've also been slowly picking up the equipment I'll need for the journey. It's been a lifelong dream of mine to do this, and after some recent events, I feel I have the confidence to accomplish it. I also plan on collecting as many stories as I can from the people I'm bound to meet. I may share the stories in a blog. The purpose of the trip will be to really challenge myself, as well as shore up what I believe to be my greatest weaknesses. Unfortunately, my current living situation means I don't have a definite time line as far as when I'll be able to go, but when I eventually get the chance, I want to be ready.

user-inactivated  ·  2554 days ago  ·  link  ·  

You will probably never be 'ready', and it will never be the 'right time', so just make sure that when the time is right enough and you are ready enough, that you go. Good luck. That sounds incredible.

explodingmonkeys  ·  2554 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Well, at the moment, I'm taking care of some family members who can't really take care of themselves. So, unless there are some drastic changes in the near future, I can't just run off and indulge myself. But I agree, the first step is always the hardest. Thanks!