Yesterday I finished my final day of being a full-time salaried employee. Today I am beginning a new journey. Over the next six weeks, my spouse and I will comb through our belongings, getting rid of most of them, and winnowing down the rest into what will fit into a 2006 Toyota Matrix hatchback. It’s time to follow The Dirtbag Way.
The journey will take us to the canyons of Utah where I will take part in my first 100-mile ultra-marathon. Afterwards, we plan on celebrating whatever happens during the run by floating the Green River through Stillwater and Labyrinth Canyons. From there, we don’t know where the adventure will take us. We will play, connect with old friends, and piece together some work along the way. Where and when we will have a place to call home again is unknown.
It is an exciting and scary time. The stability of having two steady paychecks and the same spot to lay our heads every night has lulled us into a state of quiet complacency. But the yearning deep within for adventure will not let us grow too comfortable, so we must go. I do not know where this adventure will lead, but I hope that you will come along for the ride.