Almost two years ago I was approaching my last year at university; I remember being scared of the future. However, the entire time I had this small idea in the back of my head; go on a year-long, 50-state road trip staying with people I have never met. It was a dream, a big dream. I was intimidated by the dream and kept asking, "How on earth could I pull this off?" Now, here I am in Delaware, 36 states, 9 months, and 80 previously unkown hosts later... somehow I made it happen.
People are always sharing their dreams with me and saying they're too old to do them now, or that they just can't do it. I'll admit it's scary and can be a lot easier to go the route of a 9-5 job. But let me tell you, I'm homeless and unemployed at 24 and living a better life than I could have ever imagined.
Get out there, make it happen. Use your resources. Talk to every teacher and mentor you've ever had. If you're reading this you have internet access. We have all seen that the internet makes anything possible. Be courageous and strong. Don't back down when people tell you that you won't be able to do it.
And the big question, money! Let me tell you, people want to see dreams happen, they want to see it come true and they will support you. It's an era where dreams are breaking through daily. Put all your knowledge and skill in a basket, mix in your best resources, sprinkle on some research from the web, and off you go!
As sang by Frank Sinatra:
"I planned each charted course; Each careful step along the byway, But more, much more than this, I did it my way."
~Justin "Bugsy" Sailor
Learn more about Justin and his adventure here: The Home Town Invasion Tour