Back in college I had a classmate who told of his wonderful summer where he traveled through Europe with everything he owned in a large duffel bag. I had a friend who spent one entire year of his life traveling across the US on a motorcycle just going from city to city and taking odd jobs when he ran out of cash. There is in fact a book (actually two books) by a man name Peter Jenkins called "A Walk Across America" and "The Walk West: A Walk Across America 2" which, chronicle the author's six year journey across the country. I myself have dreamed of hitting the road but have always backed down to the logistical dilemma of finding a place for all of my stuff while I'm away. Forever a victim of my possessions, or rather, my possessiveness, I remain burdened with questions unanswered, roads not traveled, and dreams unfulfilled (I wonder if this is all why I've grown so attracted to the travel writing genre in more recent years).
At this point in my life, it is clear that this journey of life requires me to carry some load. I also accept that the load I must carry is not only comprised of material goods, but spiritual wealth and responsibilities as well. I know that there is excess weight to the load I carry comprised of physical possessions and reluctance to change. Additionally, I understand that the weight of my load will determine how fast and perhaps how far on my journey I can travel. What I do not yet know, is that if knowing all I know will make a difference.
Having earlier mentioned my love of travel writing, here is a short list of outstanding books (other than the two previously mentioned books by Peter Jenkins that are linked above) in this genre. All links will take you to Amazon.com where you can learn a bit more about the book and purchase it as well.
1. Travels with Charley by John Steinbeck
2. Investment Biker by Jim Rogers
3. Adventure Capitalist by Jim Rogers
4. A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson
5. Blue Highways : A Journey into America by William Least Heat-Moon
Until next time, May God Bless You All!