Adventure: An exciting or unusual experience; it may also be a bold, usually risky undertaking, with an uncertain outcome.
I’ve done adventure. I’ve spent three months teaching English in Taiwan. I’ve backpacked through Angkor Wat in Cambodia. I rode my bike 1,200 miles from Amsterdam, Netherlands, to Barcelona, Spain. In the Navy, I lived in Chicago, IL, Pensacola, FL, and Ventura, CA. Not trying to blow my own horn, but I’ve been around. All those things, at the time, I considered adventure, but from a big, life-level, sort of perspective, they weren’t shit. Not compared to New York.
Friday, I arrived, with two small bags and not enough hats. I’ve got big fucking ears. They capture this frigid air like sails on a boat. Gotta keep those babies stowed. So, anyways, I traversed the subway system successfully, through the sketch and transfers. I got to my Brooklyn apartment, in time to meet the amazing Joel and Heather, had oysters (they weren’t very good - don’t tell Joel) and finally got settled in. I had two days of weekend exploration before the actual adventure began.
So this is where I start talking about life adventure. The kind of truly risky undertaking where your livelihood is in the balance, where everything you’ve worked hard for depends on succeeding. That’s some heart-pounding shit right there, and I love it.
I’m back in school. Career development, I’m calling it. I moved to New York to solidify my education in all things codey, to learn how to build web applications, and eventually take over the world. These things I will do and if you’d like, you can follow along as I do it, here, in this journal. It’s not a blog. Don’t call it a blog.
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