Question. How can you possibly put a dollar value on something that you have always wanted to do in life?
Answer. You can’t.
We have met so many people on this trip so far that are excited about what we are doing. They think it is inspiring to see young people going against the grain to follow a dream.
Now, everyone dreams differently. Some people’s dreams are to get married, have kids, have a career that makes a lot of money, buy a boat/sports car/airplane, retire at 65, and live off the kids you have when you are older. I know deep down though, that in between those dreams that there is one Epic dream that they would love to fulfill.
We all have at least one Epic dream but why is it that some make it a reality while others leave it to be lived when eyes are closed?
A job, family, obligations. All reasons to not follow an Epic dream. Wait, no they aren’t! That’s crazy talk. Yes, Gina and I have been fortunate enough to be able to take off 5 months from life. I do not think many can take that much time off, except for the younger population. And with the unemployment rate being so awful, what better timing! I really want to push people (all ages included) to do something Epic in their lives. This trip started as an idea that was “impossible” to pull off and turned into an idea that was “possible”.
We will cover 45 states in 5 months. THAT little fact makes this one of the most memorable trips of my life. All the money that has been spent and will be spent has been worth it. Oh and don’t forget that we will see both the Pacific and Atlantic Ocean. EPIC. This trip has been anything but a regret.
To answer the question myself, my dream is worth the friendships/memories/accomplishments that I have made/done/etc on this trip.
A life is a terrible thing to waste. Live for the now and never put your dreams off until tomorrow. Work toward it today!
Last question for you to think about (and comment), are your Epic dreams a high priority in life?