#tbt 📷 " I cannot even imagine where I would be today were it not for that handful of friends who have given me a heart full of joy and memories." - Charles R. Swindoll
Take me back to Euro with these boys to relive some crazy travelling adventures full of silliness and laughter. When's the next backpacking trip boys?
I’m asked time & time again by friends, family & strangers when I’m going to join “the real world”.
I was most recently asked by an old friend via text message while I sat curbside in Thailand waiting for a bus, scrolling through messages I missed while my phone was in airplane mode. It was around 4am. I was alone. I was shot from traveling for nearly 19 hours. I had just got another text from my brother of his new daughter, who's birth I missed since I was on the other side of the world. I hadn’t seen a shower in almost 3 days & in my exhausted, stumbling state of mind I thought to myself, “Fuck, maybe I should…?” A thought that had never ONCE occurred to me since leaving home over a year ago.
When I finally boarded the bus, I pulled out my computer & began typing a new resume. After a few lines in, I began sobbing…
Over the past 14 months, I have hitch-hiked, skinny-dipped, couch-surfed, trespassed, hung out with monks, gotten VERY, very lost — even mugged. I’ve eaten things that were still wiggling on my plate, been in three car accidents, navigated a foreign transit system with only a hostel address scribbled on my hand, prayed with people in poverty that it would rain so their crops would grow & they would have food, developed thoughts to keep me up for days straight, slept in rooms with twenty other people of different nationalities, conducted entire conversations with only hand gestures because I didn’t share the common language, I have been shaken, shocked, charmed, awed — and I simply could not boil all that down into a one page resume & pitch it to some jackass who will never even read it.
So I responded to my friend via text message and said, “I AM in the real world & I’m gonna keep fucking going…” ✌🏻✈️