Monday March 23 2015

Home Bound (March 23 2015)[i]

Waking up somewhere in Georgia. They stop at Waffle House for eats. I grab a couple Hard-Boiled Eggs from the cooler, an Almond Granola Bar, and some Juice. Enjoying a Biscuit from Mamey's and a shitty Coffee.

I've got home on my mind. The road can take it's toll on your stomach, like not eating at your usual times, and eating more than usual because that's what happens when you're on the road; your diet gets tossed and tumbled all around.

Bianca and Ana take control of the front while Josiah and Calum sleep. I catch up on all the writing I didn't get the chance to do from the weekend.


Stopping in Fayetteville, North Carolina. We decide to eat dinner at a local BBQ fast food joint equivalent to Popeye's Chicken. I order a Fish Sandwich with French Fries, Collard Greens, and a Sweet Tea. I know the regret my stomach will feel afterwards.

Back on the road. Ana and I take turns driving us back into Virginia Beach. Meanwhile, Josiah takes on the role of a journalist interviewing Calum about his life story. This leads to Bianca explaining her life story. Progression. Moving forward. Educating ourselves. Understanding our "destiny" or the thing that makes us come alive. How exciting it is that we're all doing things with our lives – traveling – seeing new places – discovering who we are.

Finally back home in Virginia Beach. Cleaning out the van before Josiah, Bianca, and Calum take off. It feels like we were gone on tour for a whole month. Ana and I unpack and organize everything. Taking showers – cleaning off our oily faces – washing blankets and clothes. It feels good to be home again.

Heartwarming talks with Ana about how she feels behind on life and what she wants to accomplish. I encourage her and explain that things are just getting started for her. She's never really been on a trip like this so far away from home. I know she enjoyed herself and even entertained the idea of moving to Austin or anywhere really. She's just eager to achieve something bigger in her life. With small steps and dedication to improve there's nothing she can't achieve.

Sleep 3:40 a.m.

[i] Image by me.

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