When I graduated from high school in 1982, I wanted to get in my car and travel across the country. I wanted to go down back roads to small towns and meet the fascinating people of the towns. Everyone has a story, I wanted to hear yours. In the end, I wanted to write a book about the people I met and the stories I was told. I was young and broke and I planned on sleeping in a tent or in my car and working my way across the country doing odd jobs.
Life got in the way…
I got married at the age of 19, had my first son at the age of 22 and my second son at 26. I divorced their dad when I was 31 and raised my boys alone. I’m not complaining, we have had a fantastic time, and I wouldn’t trade a minute of it. (Well, let me think on that one…) Basically, between marriage, children, divorce, children, business and children my dream remained just that, a dream.
A year ago, life was put into prospective for me with the mighty “C”. I had malignant melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer. I had an egg size portion of my leg cut out, and so far so good. I realized then just how short life is. You don’t get this year, month, day or minute back, and I damn sure don’t take any of it for granted now.
I posted on my facebook page about my dream of traveling and I had an overwhelming response to the post from my friends. I realized it was time to turn my dream into a reality. The ball was put into motion and here I am today. By the time I leave next March, I will be just two weeks shy of turning 48. That means this has been a dream for 30 years. Dreams never die.
The posts I have written so far are to give you an insight as to whom I am, how I think, what I do and love. When my journey begins, and I hit the road the stories will be about the people I meet and the stories they tell. I will be posting videos also. I will continue to share my life with you but, this journey as all about your life.
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This is my journey…
This will be my last post on this site. I hope you will continue to follow me at; http://www.backtraxamerica.com