Hi all- I’m on Day 34 of my biggest road trip ever (a totally random coincidence that Janos and I were traveling around the same time) with Helicopter by my side and most recently tournament voter Joe Denson (he flew into San Diego to do SD to Denver with me.) Along the way I’ve been making these videos of all the places and people I’ve seen, mostly done to music. For example, here’s the one of my trip from San Francisco to Santa Monica (Day 22-24):
You can view the rest of my videos of the trip under the “Adventures” tab in the homepage banner at “Guillermo’s Spring 2013 Ramble.” It has been a fantastic and wonderful journey to be 6,800 miles into the biggest road trip of my life, living on the road for over a month and trying to stay open to the world showing me what comes next (I quit my job at the University of Maryland and my entire life and my dog are traveling around in my Corolla. Whose name is Panda.)
Whereas I feel like past younger ramblings, like those that constitute Parts 2 and 4 of Hurricane Camp Stories (which I finished my draft of a month ago,) were about running away from something frustrating, this trip has been more of a road toward something new and better. And after over a month of conversations, sights, encounters, and reflections, the Southwest US National Park stretch has brought me some answers. I’ve started settling into the skin of what my next steps in my career will be, and I’m very, very, very excited about it.
I’ll try to update everyone another time I have internet, maybe in Moab? Until next time, keep living the dream.