Because when every single cell of your body, every piece of hair rising up on your skin, is telling you to do something. You should always follow it. And know that the universe put this in place for a reason.
I just launched a Kickstarter photo documentary project to create an inspiring travel & adventure book called The Wanderers.
I am going back to Asia to travel all over Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Burma, Philippines, Malaysia, India & Nepal, to document nomadic strangers. These strangers could be anyone from backpackers, to surfers, to gypsies, to locals, to indigenous tribes, anyone who have detached from the common path to do the very thing they were born to do: explore, live nomadically, and follow their bliss. I will capture each individual in their element and connect with them on deeper level that will enable me to tell their story in the rawest and most genuine form. There are so many inspiring wandering souls who have adventures and life lessons to tell to the world and I’m going to find them.
I know now more than ever that this is my purpose. I feel and know the this book has the power to change the world in its own way. We all know that traveling has a way of opening ourselves up to the world, discovering who we’re meant to be, what we’re meant to do, travel has created revelations and epiphanies that changed the world from Che Guevara traveling in a motorbike all over South America to Charles Darwin in the Galapagos Islands. Imagine if people all over the world gained the courage to leave their meaningless lives and travel the world. Imagine the many lives that will be transformed, the adventures that will be lived, and dreams that will be realized.
I need to do this, and failing is not even an option. My vision has never been more clear. I will do everything I can to make this happen.
Please help support this project by backing/pledging (anywhere from $1- $5,000 with beautiful rewards), sharing on social media, anything and I’m grateful.
I’m not sure it’s the best possible kickstarter video (I mean, the people who have money to pledge are usually the ones who don’t look at people who quit school in order to become adventurers in a good light), but I definitely do love the idea. I’d pledge if I wasn’t persistently completely broke. I’m traveling to the East within a year as well, most likely to Thailand and backpacking my way to India from there. Maybe we’ll pass by each other someday, without so much as a glance. That’d be funny.
All the best in your efforts.
@qualohuasca, Hello! I understand where you’re coming from, but it’s not necessarily true. People who have money to pledge could be entrepreneur college dropouts. Could be the CEO of a travel company who quit college to start his own company, who know what will happen and who will pledge. Even people without much money have pledged. Maybe because this resonated with them and they saw a little bit of themselves in the project. My friend Jordan, the creator of this website also dropped out of college. And I thought about taking away the “I dropped out of college” part for a split second but I didn’t because it was a big part of why I am here now so I will stay true to it.
While we’re on this subject I just want to say I don’t promote dropping out of college. Dropping out of college isn’t for everyone and college isn’t for everyone either. But I do promote creating our own paths, despite society’s expectations. Anyway thank you for your words, perhaps we’ll catch each other as we wander around :)
@stephaniekaitlyn, I agree with @qualohuasca. Of course, this is not to say that your project won’t get funded as-is. I hope it does—I think you’ll have a lot of fun! However, if it doesn’t, I’d advise a different strategy on the video message, and copywriting. i.e. you used the phrase in your post, ” Imagine if people all over the world gained the courage to leave their meaningless lives and travel the world.” OUCH. I get what you’re saying. The meaning is there, and I agree, but the wording is a bit crass. P.S. I’m a professional marketeer, and have done quite a bit of copywriting, so let me know if you need help, and best of luck!
@fiberopticnow, I’m actually glad you caught that because I changed that to unfulfilling so it doesn’t sound so harsh and that’s what I put on my Kickstarter page. I missed editing that part when I put it on on here. Thanks, I’ll shoot you a message :)
@stephaniekaitlyn, I value the inner traveler that tries to show us we can travel as many miles and emotions as we want in our own minds. The inner traveler that has experienced love, disappointment and the beauty of the consequence in disaster. That same traveler that doesn’t see emptiness, but a horizon. A spiritual adventurer from the day he or she was born, an inventor of moments, a collector of non-distorted truth, a spontaneous reverend and never an absolute. A human.
@odaracreations, Hi Nazirah! My website is infinitesatori.org
I don’t know how else to say it other than something inside me was telling me that I needed to drop out. I had this strong feeling that I just wasn’t supposed to be on that path, that I’m meant to do something else. I was debating on it for a while until I discovered High Existence and met Jordan Lejuwaan, the founder. He really helped by giving my the courage to drop out of college and follow my bliss. And so I did it, and I’m so thankful for that. I’m writing a post about this on HE that will be published soon so keep an eye out for it. I hope it’ll help you.
You have to listen to your what your inner self is telling you. College isn’t for everyone, then again dropping out isn’t for everyone either. Imagine the kind of life you want to have and create a path that will lead you towards it, you can start from there :)
@stephaniekaitlyn, This is beautiful. Will you publish travel tips along the way, or are you planning to travel with no plans/hostels/routes? I can not wait to read your posts along the way. I am hoping to travel to Asia next summer (I’m going to Europe this summer). I wish you the best of luck and commend you for following your bliss.