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It's Incredible


Friday, Jul 13, 2007 from Seabrook, New Hampshire

What I do is simply incredible, at least that’s the only way I know how to express it. To be more specific is how incredible it is of all the people I hear from, the responses, and particularly what they say. I’m not sure if my thoughts on this make for a legitimate blog entry and if it’s something people would want to hear, but lately, especially tonight while enjoying the fire on the beach, it is all that’s been on my mind. I can’t stop thinking of all these things people tell me.

Nearly two years ago now, I as just this kid who had an idea, a dream. I had no idea where it was going to go, I had big ideas, big ambitions, big visions, but no matter how many of those come true they are all entirely knew feelings to me. Being on this trip is a tremendous exploration of self identity that I’ve never known in anything else I’ve done. It’s this montage of stuff all thrown together, exploration, adventure, America, sociology, and just about anything else you can mention. If it goes on in the United States, I’ve probably come across it somewhere on this trip.

I could anticipate a lot of that, I knew it would be more than I could imagine. But what really blows my mind is people telling me, “I think what you’re doing is amazing,” or “I just want to shake your hand.” Never did I think I would come across things like this. I’m just a kid. To contemplate all of these things is beyond what my young mind can fathom. Here I am, just 24, without a clue of what I want to do in life and I was flown to NYC to be on a talk show, feature in a magazine, featured in several newspapers, and the list goes on.

So these are my thoughts and I’ll be true to everyone else and share them as well. It is absolutely incredible to me that these people have held me in such high regard calling me an inspiration and calling my trip amazing and to have people across the country who really want to know where I’m at and what I’m experiencing. I still don’t know what to make of it and how to comprehend most of it. People have asked me if I’m “famous” and for my autograph. I try not to chuckle because I see that they’re serious.

The single most constant that all of this comes back to is what I believe to be one of the biggest American dreams, either to see all 50 states or to go on an extensive road trip and let the chips fall where they may. So here I am doing this and apparently they are people connecting with that idea. It’s incredible what people have said to me, how people have responded, and I will forever be in awe of this experience. Simply incredible.

Blog Date Posted: Jul 13, 2007 | 497 words | comments 0 Comments