This is for the Looking Back Series.
The Looking Back Series are articles that were posted on my personal blog that never made it out to the public. See the list of links below to catch up. This is how it all started.
Note: I might be adding notes as I may feel like you need more background information.
*********Posted: November 3rd, 2008*********
For the most part, everything is moving along smoothly. Preparation has been difficult but my dedication has proven I can do anything. I’ve decided I wanted to stay in warm climates year round so depending on the month I’m leaving, I’ll be going to a warm climate somewhere on the other side of the world and traveling as the weather changes. Some of the benefits are: won’t get sick as much, less clothing to carry, beaches (of course), more activities, etc. I like warm climates better.
I’ve sold so many things already. The more I sell, the more complete I feel.Craigslist has helped me sell so much. I get many emails and phone calls from strangers picking up the many things I’m selling. It’s going to take awhile to sell everything since I have so much junk. In selling everything, I’ve officially retired from being a DJ as well. I’ll stick to downloading podcasts and mixes for now to keep me up to speed with new releases. In the past I just HAD to get every release ever made. I just don’t have the time nor energy anymore. My mind is too set on this trip.
My first backpack trip will be Montreal, Canada for 5 days. This will be a test run on having backpacking experience. Last weekend I bought a few things at Campmor to get ready for this and try out my new products before my more intensive trip. I bought a Eagle Creek Explorer LT backpack, Vasque Men’s wide Breeze Gortex XCR Lightweight Hiking Boots
($125), and some comfy socks (it’ll be cold in Canada). Pretty costly but considering I’ll be living out of these products for months, it’s well worth the investment. Next I’m considering a laptop. A reason for this is to continue blogging, upload pictures, and make phone calls on Skype to family. I’m still undecided but if I were to buy one it’s going to be the Asus EEE laptops. Extremely small laptops and real cheap, can’t ask for more.
Note: I won’t be adding the Montreal articles because they’ll feel a bit out of place in this series. Montreal was indeed a success and just made me love backpacking even more. Oh and I did actually end up buying the laptop.