Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Preparations & Reasons

          There's a fierce wanderlust within me, it's been gnawing for awhile. Upon seeing a kid from Maine attempt 'the walk', this call for adventure from my soul is undeniable.

          I feel a cautious excitement as I gather the tools and supplies I'll need along the way. The fear is worse than anything else. It comes in little drips and drabs and pokes at me. I must remind my heart that fear is natural and fear of the experience is worse than the experience itself. Paulo Coehlo was right.  Read "Santiago and his heart"

          Inspirations include the books Travels With Charlie by John Steinbeck, Into The Wild by Jon Krakauer (story of Christopher McCandless), The Alchemist by Paulo Coehlo, Buddha and of course the kid from Maine, Nate Damm.
          More to follow
          good journey fellow travellers