By Jasmine Wilborne
I’ve been journaling since I was in the 8th grade. So to be honest, a little bit lazy (in writing an original post) , glaringly transparent and to follow up on what this trip means to me I will write verbatim what I journaled on the day I said “yes” to this adventure.
*Background: The day before I did an exercise in What Color Is My Parachute? by Richard N. Bolles (Kimball Cartwright at Common Ground in New Haven, CT gave me the book to guide my life…bet he didn’t think it would lead to this!) called: What Values Do You Want Your Life to Serve? And mine were: to facilitate Intellectual Conscious-Raising, Protect and Nurture the Earth and Promote Minimalism* <read note at the end>
September 11, 2014
I believe 9/11 was a U.S government mediated self-attack to create the illusion of dangerous international terrorists so that the U.S government could enter into the middle-east with the support of the American people…
Today, I’m barely doing my job. I wonder:
I want to leave my job if there is no opportunity for higher pay.
If there isn’t higher pay, I want to slave away for myself
I want to enjoy the fruit of my labor
I want to have freedom and purpose
I want to be in charge of my own personal direction
I would rather be poor and working for myself rather than struggling and working for someone else
I will ask my boss for a raise using the techniques I found by reading career journals and blogs.
Text convo w/ Seth:
Jas: Days like today make me hate my life
Seth: Take that back! You’re happy to be alive. Be Happy. Ahhh 😀 Call me on your lunch though.
*Calls him, spends time venting about the corporate world, he talks about his post-graduation bike adventure and a book he’s reading Sacred Economics by Charles Eisenstein *
Jas: I’ve decided. I will ride my bike across the country with you. It will be the biggest risk of y life, bt that is what life is for: risks and crazy adventures and learning how kind and amazing people are.
Seth: Woah. Awesome….except….who invited you? (Sassy snapping and head moving) Just kidding. That’s so fucking exciting!
Jas: I know I’m always invited!
Seth: I’m also going to have an Ipad and go between farms, permaculture practitioners and family as the stopping points and fuel for an awesome blog.
Jas: Yo! Great idea 🙂 I will totally journal and/or use my blog too!
Seth: Oh yes this is going to be amazing….to be continued-maybe haha
So that’s it. That’s how this trip became my reality.
<the note: So Bolles lists 10 values a person normally uses their life for: Mind, body, eyes/sense, heart, will, conscience, spirit, entertainment, possessions, the earth- mine were: mind, the earth and possessions…I just went into detail about what specific focus in each>