Thursday, March 18, 2010

I have no idea what I want to do

I have no idea what I want to do with my life.

And it feels great.

When I graduate with whatever bullshit degree I decide upon, I'm going to sell my stuff, get in my car, and head west.

"Just drive baby."

Things that interest me now: (in no particular order)

Drinking good beer
Irish history
Irish Music
Music in general
Good movies
Connections with others

Oh well, I guess there is more life out there than one lifetime can handle. Glad I brought tupperware.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

More changes

I hate Twitter. But I really want one.

I don't consider myself interesting enough to get a Twitter, but I see the appeal in having that immediate connection. Sometimes, when I'm watching TV, and I see or hear something strange, funny, or just plain weird, I want to know if anyone else thought the same way. So a Twitter would help with that.

Why do I bring up Twitter? Because the personal connection that one has with 160 characters, and how well he can sum up all the problems in his life in those few letters and numbers, is a lot like what I'm trying to bring to the blog. Personal connection, some kind of reaching out. And at the same time, I want to expand. When I go on my trip, I want to have something tying me back to this blog, some reason to update it, to chronicle my journal, as much for myself as for others. Given the randomness and spontaneity that will drive the Odyssey, it mihgt be my only chance to give peple back home an update to my whereabouts and well-being.

So how do I expand? I'm not entirely sure, but I'm open to suggestions.

How do I make it small? That's coming, I think I have an idea of how to do that. So stay tuned.


My last post was in July, last decade. So yeah, it's been a while.

My life has changed considerably in the eight or so months it's been, and I've decided to change the style of the blog, rather than delete it entirely. In my initial post I said I would put musings in here, and I've done a pretty crappy job at that. And honestly, since I don't get to travel as much as I'd like, I can't keep this strictly to films and travel reports. **Side Note** I made a fifteen minute film on Vancouver, using footage I shot whilst there. It's on youtube, on my channel. I'll try to post a link. **

Anyways, my goal with this blog has been somewhat long term. You see, I have about two years left of my collegiate career, but while most people are filling out grad school applications or submitting resumes, I'm saving up for something big, bigger than me, bigger than anything in my life.

I'm going on a trip. A road trip. For a couple years.

I hate writing things down only to see them fail to come to fruition, so it is with great determination that I write this. As soon as I pick up my degree, I'm selling everything I don't need, everything that will tie me down, pack up my car, and go. Maybe I'll leave a few boxes in storage at a friends, but my life will be limited to what I can put in my car, and that's with space for me to sleep.

I'm heading west (unless I graduate early, in which case I'll go south first.) Regardless, there is so much out there that I haven't seen that i feel I need to see. And I'll do anything to get there. If I'm broke and I can grab a job on a farm for a couple weeks, so be it. This will get me as far as Alaska.

After I've seen Alaska - that's a joke - I'm selling the car and anything I can't carry in a backpack. Then I'm getting on a plane and heading to southeast Asia. Cambodia, maybe Laos. We'll see. Money's cheap and life is short. I'm not quite sure why Cambodia appeals to me. Maybe it's the lawlessness, the last vestige of the cowboy. Maybe it's the fact that one can get by on five dollars a day. It'll be an experience, no doubt.

So that's the plan, stay tuned. My next post will be how I plan to change the blog.