Hello new follower, I can do that.
Mostly roadtrip and flying. I’ve been to a lot of places. Alabama, California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia. Also, for out of country, Tijuana, Mexico.
This is one of the best movies to watch if you’re into backpacking.
There is a pleasure in the pathless woods;
There is a rapture on the lonely shore;
There is society, where none intrudes,
By the deep sea, and music in its roar:
I love not man the less, but Nature more…
Today is your day.
You’re off to Great Places!
You’re off and away!
You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself any direction you choose.
You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the guy who’ll decide where to go.
You’ll look up and down streets. Look’em over with care. About some you will say, “I don’t choose to go there.” With your head full of brains and your shoes full of feet, you’re too smart to go down a not-so-good street.
And you may not find any you’ll want to go down. In that case, of course, you’ll head straight out of town. It’s opener there in the wide open air.
Out there things can happen and frequently do to people as brainy and footsy as you.
And when things start to happen, don’t worry. Don’t stew. Just go right along. You’ll start happening too.
Oh! The Places You’ll Go!
You’ll be on your way up!
You’ll be seeing great sights!
You’ll join the high fliers who soar to high heights.
You won’t lag behind, because you’ll have the speed. You’ll pass the whole gang and you’ll soon take the lead. Wherever you fly, you’ll be best of the best. Wherever you go, you will top all the rest.
Except when you don’t.
Because, sometimes, you won’t.
I’m sorry to say so but, sadly, it’s true that Bang-ups and Hang-ups can happen to you.
You can get all hung up in a prickle-ly perch. And your gang will fly on. You’ll be left in a Lurch.
You’ll come down from the Lurch with an unpleasant bump. And the chances are, then, that you’ll be in a Slump.
And when you’re in a Slump, you’re not in for much fun. Un-slumping yourself is not easily done.
You will come to a place where the streets are not marked. Some windows are lighted. But mostly they’re darked. A place you could sprain both your elbow and chin! Do you dare to stay out? Do you dare to go in? How much can you lose? How much can you win?
And if you go in, should you turn left or right…or right-and-three-quarters? Or, maybe, not quite? Or go around back and sneak in from behind? Simple it’s not, I’m afraid you will find, for a mind-maker-upper to make up his mind.
You can get so confused that you’ll start in to race down long wiggled roads at a break-necking pace and grind on for miles across weirdish wild space, headed, I fear, toward a most useless place.
The Waiting Place…for people just waiting.
Waiting for a train to go or a bus to come, or a plane to go or the mail to come, or the rain to go or the phone to ring, or the snow to snow or waiting around for a Yes or No or waiting for their hair to grow. Everyone is just waiting.
Waiting for the fish to bite or waiting for wind to fly a kite or waiting around for Friday night or waiting, perhaps, for their Uncle Jake or a pot to boil, or a Better Break or a string of pearls, or a pair of pants or a wig with curls, or Another Chance. Everyone is just waiting.
No! That’s not for you!
Somehow you’ll escape all that waiting and staying. You’ll find the bright places where Boom Bands are playing. With banner flip-flapping, once more you’ll ride high! Ready for anything under the sky. Ready because you’re that kind of a guy!
Oh, the places you’ll go! There is fun to be done! There are points to be scored. There are games to be won. And the magical things you can do with that ball will make you the winning-est winner of all. Fame! You’ll be famous as famous can be, with the whole wide world watching you win on TV.
Except when they don’t. Because, sometimes, they won’t.
I’m afraid that some times you’ll play lonely games too. Games you can’t win ‘cause you’ll play against you.
Whether you like it or not, Alone will be something you’ll be quite a lot.
And when you’re alone, there’s a very good chance you’ll meet things that scare you right out of your pants. There are some, down the road between hither and yon, that can scare you so much you won’t want to go on.
But on you will go though the weather be foul. On you will go though your enemies prowl. On you will go though the Hakken-Kraks howl. Onward up many a frightening creek, though your arms may get sore and your sneakers may leak. On and on you will hike. And I know you’ll hike far and face up to your problems whatever they are.
You’ll get mixed up, of course, as you already know. You’ll get mixed up with many strange birds as you go. So be sure when you step. Step with care and great tact and remember that Life’s a Great Balancing Act. Just never forget to be dexterous and deft. And never mix up your right foot with your left.
And will you succeed?
Yes! You will, indeed!
(98 and ¾ percent guaranteed.)
Kid, you’ll move mountains!
So…be your name Buxbaum or Bixby or Bray or Mordecai Ale Van Allen O’Shea, you’re off to Great Places!
Today is your day!
Your mountain is waiting.
So…get on your way!
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I’ve always hear the questions from peer person as in teachers and mentors as in “Where will you be in ten years?” My original ten year plan was to graduate from university with BA degree in Deaf Education and I recently added ASL (American Sign Language) to my minor. But, I’m currently in Photography major for now, while I’m paying off Kent State. So, I can transfer back and resume to my original major. But, I’ve been struggling with school (lack of motivation and no interactive with classmates and teacher since it’s all online). So, I decided to complete this year courses which ends on August 18th, 2011. While I’m still enroll in AIO (Art Institute of Pittsburgh Online Division), I’m planning on walking more frequency because I got a new Ten Year Plan now since of last week. I’ve wanted to go backpacking across the USA since I don’t have the money to do it in Europe.
First, I will be training with walking, collecting gears and money to help pay for food and transportation. I would need some money for greyhound buses to get to the destination, so I can start the backpacking and at the end when I’m completed (also for food and water along the way). The reason why I have choose to do backpacking is because it’s traveling, to be free from the cement jungle (Cities and towns), Technology-free. It’ll be just me (maybe few others if they want to join) and natures.
Below are the lists of the trails I will be training for. I’m not doing it for anybody or any charities or anything. I’m doing it for myself and to challenge myself so I can learn about what I can and cannot do.
- Ice Age Trail (Located in Wisconsin. Mile: 1,000) http://www.iceagetrail.org/
- Appalachian Trail (Located from Georgia to Maine. Mile: 2,180)http://www.appalachiantrail.org/
- Pacific Trail (Located from Mexico/California border to Washington/Canada Border. Mile: 2,650) http://www.pcta.org/
- Continental Divide Trail (Located from New Mexico/Mexico Border to Montana/Canada Border. Mile: 3,100) http://www.cdtrail.org/
- Great Western Loop (Located California, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho, Montana, Washington, Oregon, and back to California. Hence “Loop.” Mile: 6,875)http://www.andrewskurka.com/
- North Country Trail. (Located New York to North Dakota. Mile: 4,600) www.http://northcountrytrail.org/
- Total mileages: 20,405.
I know you probably have several questions or concern about me going on the trail. As in like;
- Are you crazy?
- Crazy is overrated. I’m just being myself.
- Isn’t that dangerous?
- It’s only dangerous if I don’t prepare myself for surprises.
- Are you going by yourself or with other people?
- Currently, I’m going by myself. Hopefully I can find several people to go with me so I don’t have to do any of the trails by myself.
- Where are you going to sleep if the weathers are horrible?
- There are three sided shelters (with roof) along the trail for people to sleep or to stay inside when the weather is extremely bad. As in lightning, hailing, or down pouring rain.
- How will everyone know where I’m at if something happen?
- I will be going to local café to write a blog every few weeks on what I’ve experiences and what happen. Also, I will be uploading pictures/videos and informing where I’m at and where I’m going next. Just to make it easier for everyone to keep track of me so I don’t just disappear and have no clue on which part of the trail I’m on and where I’m heading to.
- What’s your blog URL? UnDeafeatedTraveller.tumblr.com
http://www.backpacker.com/backpacking101 <— Things I need to get and things I need to learn.
This note is just me babbling on about a lot of random things. They may be related to previous paragraph or just out of the blue. I just thought I would vent about how I’m feeling and some other things. To inform you ahead of time, if I tagged you, it does NOT mean it was toward to you. I just wanted to share it with you and few others who are tagged along as well.
I’m getting to the point when I’m starting to get a better understanding on who I am and who I want to become. The only problem is that I’m having are that I’m struggling to get a grip of it and get that lifestyle. It appears that I’m keep getting in the way of myself to reach my own personal goal. I know I always change my mind on what I want to do and everything else. Also, my health isn’t so great and I tend to get sick quite often, which I find really irritated.
Wanderlust and what it does mean to me? I never heard of the term “wanderlust” until two months ago or so from a friend who was reading a book. She told me that it means “Strong urge to travel.” The reason why she told me about that word is because it reminds her of me because I always want to go everywhere. Wanderlust stuck with me since then. I’ve been trying to figure out why I love to travel so much and why it bothers me that I can’t travel as much as I want. I never got to the conclusion on why for both of those questions. I know several ways to be able to travel, but at the same time, I know there are some downfalls from it and I’m afraid of the risk. But, I’ve always try to remind myself of my life quote “Carpe Diem” which means “Seize the day.” I’m still scared of taking the risk after reminding myself several times to seize the day and just do it.
I fell in love with the movie, Poet Society (Starring Robin Williams), and how they explain aboutCarpe Diem. The reason why I have chose that quote for my personal quote is because I don’t want to look back of my life and wishing that I’ve done it. I’m very thankful for many things that I’ve done in my life when I took the risk. The biggest risk that I’ve done was to fly by myself from Pittsburgh, PA to San Diego, California (missed my flight in Washington D.C. and got stuck there from 8:10am to 5:30pm) and then bus ride to Tijuana, Mexico for a week. The reasons why it was the biggest risk I’ve done is because that it was way over the other side of the USA, and into Mexico with many random people that I never met before. I was only 19 years old, Deaf, just graduated from high school with almost no knowledge on Spanish language and culture. Overall, the experiences in Mexico were AMAZING and I was extremely thankful that I got the chance to be involved with Global Expeditions.
To regret or not to regret is the question. I always tell myself and other people that there is no such thing as regrets, only life lessons. I just don’t want to grow up feeling like I have so many regrets and become a downer. I’ve done so many things in my life and I’ve learn my lessons from them. Some, I’m not so proud of it and many of them that I’m glad I’ve done it. “When your life flashes before your eyes, make sure it’s worth watching. –Unknown”
I’m not writing this paragraph to offend anybody who is Signing-Impaired. I’ve noticed when I’m extremely happy is when I’m surrounding by people who are open-minded and knows how to communicate with me easily. Many people I love to socialize with know some form of Sign Language. Don’t get me wrong, I love hanging out with people who doesn’t know any sign language as well, but it’s hard to communicate in the dark, when everyone talks at the same time or under the influence of something.
One thing I’m having issues with my friendship with a lot of people is that they only tries to make plans to hang out with me when I’m out of town. But, when I’m in town, nobody bothers try to make any plans to hang out. It seem like everyone wants me to come home and stay home for nothing. Also, some people have made plan to hang out, but end up ignoring my texts in the last minute without any warning that the plan were canceled because they want to go shopping with somebody else or hang out with somebody else as well instead of me. Even though they hang out quite often, but it’s rare for us to hang out. I’ve decided not to even bother to try to put some effort into hanging out with anybody anymore because I’m getting the hint that you just want me to stay home and be miserable instead of travelling and living my own dreams.