Category Archives: Inspirations

Thinking about a round the world trip or maybe some other major life change? We hope you can find some nuggets of motivation in these posts.

Why Do You Do What You Do?

Why Do You Do What You Do?

A former boss once told me that the key to dealing with people was figuring out their base motivations. What was it deep inside that drove their actions. If you could figure that out their actions and decisions would make more sense and you would be better able to understand them as a person. This… Continue Reading

A Thank You to a Teacher

A Thank You to a Teacher

Mr. David Soots was my English teacher my senior year of high school. But the class was more than that. It focused not just on literature but also art history and architecture. It was one third of the afternoon honors classes at Chatard High School (They call it Bishop Chatard High School now, but I… Continue Reading

When did you decide on this?

“When did you make this decision?  While you were sitting there eating that muffin?” “Yeah, I was sitting here eating my muffin and drinking my coffee… when I had what alcoholics refer to as ‘a moment of clarity’.” I was asked by my brother how we came to this decision. The answer was always there… Continue Reading

How you know you’ve made the right decision.

I agonize over making decisions.  Especially if it involves changing jobs or girlfriends.  Heaven forbid if it involves both.  Last year I received a job offer that I wasn’t sure about accepting.  The internal debate that followed made me physically ill. You would think that deciding to quit your job and walk away from your… Continue Reading

Why now?

I came to the conclusion some time ago that I’ve been working to support my travel habit.  My habit started small.  Trips to the state parks of Indiana and my grandparents farm.  When I was ten my family drove to Colorado.  My first major road trip that I remember.  I chose my university primarily on… Continue Reading

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