Hello. Although I'm not a skilled writer this is an attempt to put down the following events that will span the next three months of my life. I'm Beau, and I will be on a bike making my way as best as I can from LA to the mysterious city of Seattle. Not that Seattle has a reputation for being mysterious, it's just that I've never been there before and it holds some sense of awe in my mind. It's apparent unendurable weather, luscious landscapes and plethora of coffee shops appeal to me and it is a place worth being discovered.
One would ask why someone would want to attempt an endeavor like this, and it would be a good question. A month ago I had no inclination whatsoever to hop on top of my two wheeled self propelled machine and travel all the way up the country. However there was a restlessness inside myself which has been building for a while and a growing sense of detachment from the day to day ritual of California life. These two feelings, along with the natural desire for a mid-twenties male for adventure, became so tightly coiled around my mind that the only way I felt I could move on was to make some drastic change in my life. I'm not sure how else to explain it other than a push from a higher power. So after some consideration I though the best way to seek the fulfillment of these new found desires was to ride the bike to Seattle.
In two days I will begin my journey and I feel like something like this needs to be accompanied with a few goals. Here are three things I'm going to try and adhere to.
1. Allow myself to be but into situations where I don't feel comfortable. (Not sketchy situations, just things that I wouldn't allow myself to do previously because of shyness.)
2. Meet as many people as possible.
3. Find as many specialty coffee roasters as I can and drink as much coffee as I can. ( I love coffee... probably too much.)
People who have done this sort of thing say that it is the type of experience that will change your life forever. I hope they are right. I expect to find out new things about myself and the people that I share this earth with. Hopefully I will meet new and unforgettable people and possibly develop some lifelong relationships. For the people I'm leaving behind, I will miss all of you and I hope we will meat again soon.
Thank you for reading