I shall be telling this with a sigh
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I--
And that has made all the difference.
This is my chair. Don’t get me wrong, I love this chair. It’s comfortable enough to sleep on, and I love the way it feels when I kick my feet up. This chair is also slowly killing me.
A few months ago, decided to leave my job. I knew I needed to try something new, but I had no idea what that would be. For someone who is so used to being in control, it was terrifying. I had no plan, enough money to last me a few months, and a nagging itch to be happy. As a young professional in flux, I did what a lot of us do: I hid. I used my chair and my nice apartment as a safety net to hide from my problems. Not the problems of money and and shelter, but the problem of what I wanted to do with my life. I’ve always taken the path directly in front of me, and for the first time I didn’t feel like it was enough. If you’ve ever been in that situation you know the equal parts of satisfaction and uncertainty from recognizing your desires, but then knowing how far outside of your boundaries you’ll have to go.
This website is the first step in my new path. I’ve always dreamt of exploring my creativity, and for the next four months (and hopefully beyond) I’ll be conducting my own creative experiment. I felt called to go on a trip, and through the graciousness of some very special people close to me I have a chance to road trip across the entire United States for the summer of 2014. Thus, the Man on the Road was born. I created this site to share my story, but more importantly I want the content to inspire you to take a new path in your life. I have lots planned, but I promise to keep this site consistent with the following goals:
My goals are simple, but I’m a simple guy. I want to show you that when we get up out of our chairs and chase our dreams, we can turn simple into amazing. To do that we must heed Frost’s advice, and take the road less traveled. It will make all the difference.
On May 5th, 2014 my adventure begins. My only question is, are you coming with?