5/14 – Embracing the Unknown

A more metaphorical drawing today.
That, or I found some crazy Alice in Wonderland type potions.

68 miles.

On packing and planning: When embarking on a trip from a place of security, I tend to go crazy trying to predict and plan for every possibility. I wish I could flip a switch to just let go and embrace the unknown, but sometimes it isn’t until I’m on the road, already neck deep and in the moment, that I can finally let things take shape as they will.

I’m much more laid back than when I started, but even after a year on the road, leaving a nice soft bed still doesn’t come easily.

Took a short joyride to the Texas City Dike. Testing out a new luggage configuration, including this awesome spare fuel bottle from Biltwell (thanks, Otto!). Nearly all packed up to hit the road again.

As I’m about to depart Texas, I can’t say thank you enough to everyone who has helped even a little along the way. It’s hard not to sound like a broken record, but I can’t be grateful enough. Traveling like this wouldn’t be possible without the stability and kindness of others. Whether it’s a garage, a couch, some mechanical expertise, a shipping address, a meal along the way, or just someone interested enough to have a conversation with a stranger, thank you. The truth is even though I travel solo, I could never do this sort of trip without the support from everyone I’ve met along the way. I’ll never be able to express the amount of gratitude I have.

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