Wanted: Vagabond to join in on journey of lifetime?

Grayce (@watchsparksfly) 8 years, 9 months ago

Need spice in your life? Looking to do something slightly drastic? Need a ride to CO? Want to live a little and travel via car camping this spring to the west?
Well look no further.

I am a college student taking time off to save money and get my bearings/head towards my goals rather than floundering around the north east any longer. After a few life-changing conversations with strangers and spontaneous opportunities I’ve taken recently, I’ve been pointed in a new direction and I am very excited for it.

The general plan:
– Continue working substitute teaching job for another month or two/complete interview for second job
– Save as much money as seems necessary (based on calculations) to be safe driving cross country and growing roots in CO
– Acquire larger vehicle
– Roadtrip (with you? in march/april?)
– Attend Naropa University in Boulder?

I am looking for a companion (or two?) that I connect with to road trip with for the spring and potentially summer depending on what we decide!

A series of events lead me to make the decisions to drop out of school to save money for the ultimate goal: buy a vehicle I can live in and drive to Boulder CO (with additional stops on road trip?)

I IMPLORE YOU, if any part of my story or plan speaks to you, follow the whim. At least speak to me about it, because I ended up here by following signs from the universe, and I could not be happier about my plans although they are far from concrete. They are evolving, and if you would like to help grow and change these plans, I am open to it.

PS, I’m a Leo~

February 14, 2013 at 10:12 am
Ellie (1,363)M (@tangledupinplaid21) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

I think astrology is probably bullshit but I love your idea, have wanted to do something similar since high school, and plan to start my journey next spring. It would be awesome if you reported back on how this goes!

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Zykanthos (4,757)M (@chodebalm) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

If it were somewhere out of the country I’d be down. I don’t enjoy traveling within the U.S. nearly as much as traveling to another country. Once you visit a foreign place, domestic travels just aren’t exciting (for me at least). Good luck to you on your journey though! And if you’re ever up for getting out of the U.S., let me know.

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Anonymous (11) (@) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

@watchsparksfly, Ahhhh I have wanted to do this for so long! I dig the idea and am off school too (UNC Chapel Hill) until Fall for financial reasons. Going on that whim you spoke about, but It would be really cool to hear more about what ideas sparked the decision for your trip and what your general M.O. is. I would just want to stop wherever my fancy told me to so hopefully you don’t have too many destinations planned out besides the big one.

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seraphina (3) (@sarahpine100) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

@watchsparksfly, YES! I’ve been wanting to do this so badly! I’m off school as well. This sounds absolutely awesome and I would love to join in.

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Stony Island (115) (@emjay) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

Join me in Germany… Heading to Mecca and then China. Maybe Africa?

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Anonymous (2,833) (@) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

@chodebalm, O_O. You’ve never heard of the Hoh Rainforest, Yosemite, Yellowstone, Boundary Waters, Appalachian Trail, Redwoods?

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Grayce (14) (@watchsparksfly) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

I’m with @ijesuschrist on this one…
I LOVE our country and although I have enjoyed the other parts of the world that I have seen, I still feel that there is infinite exploring to do in my own “backyard” and that the idea of manifest destiny and heading west still affects our generations today.

Nothing WRONG with visiting other countries, but to write off travel within the country because it is not exotic enough suggests a lack of knowledge on the subject.

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Andrew Wylde (9) (@bewylde) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

@watchsparksfly, Just a little bit of info from a local boulderite, Boulder is a great city, and when it comes to diversity, may be one of the most diverse and accepting places I’ve ever lived in. However cost of living can get fairly pricey. Also look into public transport when down here, the roads are fairly narrow and they have great transport options for fairly cheap! Hopefully you find a nice cheap place to live when you come out here and Naropa from what I have heard, is a great place. I’m thinking of taking a semester or two off out here to attend the school while finishing my undergrad. Also while you are here try to check out boulder canyon and the flat irons, they both have tons of great hiking and rock climbing if that’s what you’re into! :)

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lkywho (8) (@lkywho) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

Hell yeah! I’m heading to Colorado to visit a friend in May! If you don’t have a full car already, I’m definitely down for an adventure(:

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Anonymous (1) (@) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

@watchsparksfly, Keep me updated when you make it out to CO. I live just up the road in Fort Collins and am always looking for an adventure.

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Zykanthos (4,757)M (@chodebalm) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

@ijesuschrist, Been to the Boundary Waters (I live in Minnesota and we go there every couple of years), I worked at a restaurant over the winter at Yellowstone in 2010, and when I was 18 I went to Redwood National Park with my cousin who lives in Oregon. They are beautiful places, but for some reason my heart lies on the other side of the oceans.

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Anonymous (2,833) (@) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

@chodebalm, grass is always greener

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Zykanthos (4,757)M (@chodebalm) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

@ijesuschrist, I would agree with that statement here, but only in regard to traveling. As far as living, there’s no other country I’d rather live than here in the U.S., but i love the experience of immersing myself in a foreign country where they don’t speak my language. It’s fucking awesome.

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Anonymous (214) (@) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

@watchsparksfly, Grayce
I literally just registered to respond to this haha

I am 24, just graduated with a BS in Psychology, and have already saved enough $$ to road trip to Colorado, I was thinking of using my new Land Rover Discovery (which has a ton of room to shack in temporarily) to get there.

The only thing that has stopped me as of now is myself, I can’t seem to take the LEAP and just go for it, but maybe the fact that I won’t be doing it alone will help! i’ll try to upload some pictures and get in contact with you further, this is awesome i’m already excited ha

p.s. i’m in Keene, New Hampshire what about yourself?

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ZionBorn (89) (@irievibes) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

This seems like divine intervention to be honest. I sent you a PM because I’m very seriously down to do this.

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Grayce (14) (@watchsparksfly) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

Ahhhh the response to this is just adding to my happiness/excitement!
The genuine concern, as well, I am thankful for.
This is the only sort of social network I would ever post such a thing on because all of you lovely, positive, like-minded people make me feel oddly at home.

Stay wonderful :)

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Anonymous (214) (@) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

i’m thinking a HEthen caravan from the North East to Colorado is in order
=)

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Grayce (14) (@watchsparksfly) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

YES, the more the merrier!

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Grayce (14) (@watchsparksfly) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

bump

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Anonymous (272) (@) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

Head SE and meet me, I’ll go.

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Anonymous (19) (@) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

I’m planning a trip to CO in May/June with a fellow HEthen as well. If this syncs up at all we should all meet up! :D

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Anonymous (13) (@) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

Today after work, I wandered down a path through the internet and it led me straight to this page enlivening goosebumps and chills throughout my body. I live here in Denver CO and i just have this feeling that something big is growing in CO. The synchronicities do get kinda crazy.

I would be so down for a HE meet up in Boulder!
This thread also just gave me a great idea but ill start a new thread for it.

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trippyrizzle (10) (@rizzle) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

@watchsparksfly, im not doing anything down here in the good ole’ bluegrass state, if you swing by i would love a ride. ive been wanting to move there for a year now and loved the road trip i took to boulder last summer. I have also been seriously contemplating naropa.
I’m ryan by the way, and kentucky is a really beautiful state with a lot of parks, its a great state to road trip through.

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Grayce (14) (@watchsparksfly) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

One friend of mine suggested we go to Red River first… maybe that will put me in your area depending on how plans work out with these lovely folks!

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Grayce (14) (@watchsparksfly) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

Anyone else interested?!

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