The Road

I tried doing the “Real World” thing.  I graduated college.  I got a job, a house, and a commute.  I taught third grade.  My family was proud and I was busy.  Very busy.

It was a life I thought was supposed to make me happy.  But, I didn’t love my job.  I didn’t love the way I lived.  I was living someone else’s life.  So I quit my job and I dropped out of the “Real World”.

As a kid, I often looked up to the stars.  What the hell does any of this mean? What should I do? How should I live my life? I am still trying to figure these things out.

I ask other questions, too. What should I eat for breakfast? What am I having to drink tonight? How am I going to make money to travel to Nicaragua this summer? Are cold toilet seats the bane of existence? What is the best coffee around?

I have figured out that I really, really like to wander.  So I wander. Sometimes I write about it. Sometimes this is where I publish my thoughts, my stories. Feel free to tag along.

One Response to The Road

  1. Treasurer Dan says:

    Just to let you know I’m putting a lot of effort into this. This is going to be the second time I type everything into this comment box. If it deletes it again, I will never try again and you will never get my comments, ever. :) I’m a first draft kind of guy. Now to go and retype it all and try and remember the glorious things I said in my first attempt is just difficult. This post will never be as good as the first one, so I’ll have to make it better. Here goes nothing…

    Jameson Yingling,

    You are my friend. (now this just sounds lame the second time around but oh well). I’ll go ahead and say safe travels now and get that out of the way, but if there were some “danger” mixed into your journey it would be a neat memory and add to your experience over there, where ever you’re going. (not so good in geography but I can tell you that the square root of 69 is 8 something; cause I’ve been trying to work it out).

    You will have an awesome time. You have so many things to look forward to! The people, culture, food, brews, smells, traditions, climate, landscape etc. I’m very excited for you. I can’t wait to catch up when you get back to the states. Please let me know when you are back in Florida so we can chat about nothing, enjoy some microbrew and maybe become enemies for a little while while playing beer pong if there’s time.

    And I can’t forget my weekly tradition during college football. Since you may not have cell phone access I’ll go ahead and do it all now.
    This is Sparta!, corn does the body good, How about a round of boilermakers?, let’s go shopping at bloomingdales, HOW, badgers are scary and GO BLUE!

    Enjoy yourself. Take care and I’ll see you soon.



    PS, you will get this message because I beat the system and copy/pasted it to a word document just in case it gets wild on me again.

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