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A Dream Accomplished
Monday, Oct 1, 2007 from East Lansing, Michigan
Posted: Oct 1, 2007 | 330 words | 0 Comments
There became times on this trip where I sort of forgot what I was doing. No matter how exciting something is, or even when things change so much from day to day, you can still find yourself lost in what you do. It can still become “work” or became “just another day on the trip.” The reality of it all is that it is a well-lived dream.
Two years ago I had this wild idea of this trip, no idea how to make it happen, and no idea that it actually would happen. However, I made it a priority (I was always jotting notes down about it in the middle of class). I started to use my resources to answer every question of how I was going to make this possible. That was all a long time ago.
Now I have one of the greatest feelings of accomplishment. After taking this idea (one that many people doubted) and turning it into reality I feel that anything possible. ANYTHING! Rather than going the conventional route I did the unpredictable. I never looked back and made something pretty cool all come together. I have to at least give myself a pat on the back for it.
In my experience of the trip and life, people seem to forget their dreams. People go through the process of life and their big crazy ideas are put on the back burner of life. But people can get out there and make it happen. It doesn’t have to be a 50 state road trip if that’s not your thing, it could be a craft of some kind or a research project. This is a wonderful time to live with the resources of the World Wide Web. If a guy can take a single red paperclip and trade it for a free house through a basic website, then anything is possible. I grabbed life by the horns, wrestled with it, and tamed the bull. Dream come true.