Spontaneity is essential,
and unpremeditated surprises
add exhilarating spice to life.
I am a risk taker.
I seek experiences off the beaten path.
I have the guts to take bold leaps.
I am a sibling to the youthful water streams, a comforting kin to the radiant sun and luminous moon, and an amiable friend of the stars.
I am moving
on a whim
from Detroit, Michigan
I am packing very few earthly belongings into my Ford Escape and riding the wheels of freedom almost 3,000 miles west.
As I have created the opportunity for myself to cruise through eight states along the way, I intend to mindfully pause through many natural, fascinating and scenically pleasing wonders along the way.
1. Illinois (Hello, Chicago)
2. Iowa (Cayler Prairie?)
3. Nebraska (Sandhills Journey Scenic Byway)
5. Colorado (Where do I begin?)
6. Utah (Salt Lake City!)
7. Arizona (Grand Canyon, mama!)
8. Nevada (Vegas!)
8. California (Touchdown)
I may arrive in Sunny California in two days; I may arrive in California in seven days.
California is a big multicultural metropolis; and when it comes to creativity, the sky’s the limit in California. The state of California has morphed into a giant lab of cultural experimentation with an unfettered spirit that nurtures and encourages new, ingenuous ideas.
I have learned through experience that there is nothing static about Los Angeles: it’s unpredictable, unpretentious and irresistible.
High-brow, idealistic dreamer, low-brow, and everything in between:
there’s plenty of room
for the full arc of
Sure; any “typical” human being may perceive this courageous act as absolutely bat-shit crazy.
I do know that I would rather live with the fear that comes from going after the life I want to live rather than the fear of dying with unfulfilled dreams haunting my being.
This is radical responsibility; being accountable and accepting responsibility for my own life.
I have no idea what challenges or opportunities I may come across, but I do have a choice to face them.
This is my dream, or at the least the elemental foundational steps, and I already have one foot out of the door.