Richelle Smith

Author: Richelle Smith Website: www.livingonthedirt.com I lived a normal life just like most people in the world. I commuted to work, got stuck in traffic, had the “same shit, different day” feel, and worked the 8-4 Monday through Friday job. I also hated it! I felt stuck, angry, depressed, had anxiety and was filled with boredom. So I left! I wasn’t an asshole about it. Instead of putting in my two weeks, I put in my six week notice. Even though I quit my job and left, I still did planning. I actually planned for six months. I needed money to do what I wanted to do.Read More →

Seth Stivala Rise superhero fly leap jump bestseller

Bent on a Bestseller! At the time of writing this, I have 226 days to write a bestseller. The timeframe being before I turn 30 years old. So what’s the hurry? Well, as we all know turning 30 is a turning point in our lives. Some people freak out. Others reflect on all they’ve learned. However, most try to do something extraordinary either before or on the day they turn 30. I intend to do both (I will announce something on my 30th that I will be doing in 2018). This article is my before hand. The reason I’ve chosen this is that I’ve alwaysRead More →

Date: 01/07/2015 There was once a child with a limitless imagination. A undeniably happy child much like yourselves, no doubt, at that young age. The world was new and anything was possible. However, time went on and the child began to learn as we all do. The world began to teach him. Some of it was good. How things worked, where to go, and what to do in different situations. But the child grew into adolescence and the world began to weigh on him. The happiness faded. He didn’t fit in. His imagination was put on the back burner for more concrete facts, numbers, andRead More →

Date: 01/07/2015 Today we join our hero working towards his dream as usual. By further planning his journey, researching new places, and letting you fine folks know what he’s been up too. Lets listen in on what he has to say, shall we? Since the start of the New Year, I have had off a week and a day. Now, it is nice to have time off from work, especially when you typically work 60-70 hours a week at a job that would drive normal men mad. Luckily, I am not normal and am already quite mad 😉 However, the reason I’m distressed is becauseRead More →

Date: 01/23/15 Today we join our hero in high spirits despite his current circumstances. Let’s find out what he’s been up too… Hello My Friends! It has been a little while since my last post, so let me catch you up.  Work has been going off and on. If you read my last post, you know how important it is for me to have full weeks of work to maintain my timeline, so that I can head out on May 1st. Currently, I just found out that I have off another week and a half. Yet I am not deterred or discouraged. Why you ask?Read More →

Date: 01/23/2015 Hello again my friends! So I realized that I should give you all the complete rundown of my trip plans. So you can see what all I will be doing, where I will be going, and how I will be getting there. First, I will start with the route I will be taking. It took me a long time to come up with this. The idea was to be north during summer and south during winter. When I was trying to figure this out I kept winding up in Minnesota in December hehehe. But I eventually figured it out. So without further ado, here is myRead More →

Date: 01/27/2015 As we join our hero, we find him stiff and sore, tired, still busy, and yet oddly satisfied. Lets listen in about how the past few days lead him to feel this way. Hello again my friends,   It’s amazing how much can happen in just a few days. But I will catch you up as best I can.   First off, if you read my last post you know that I’ve been given a week and a half off. I intended to take full advantage of it and plan, research, recruit, and get the word out about my trip. So here isRead More →

Date: 02/16/2015 Today we join our hero on one of his many days off as of late. No doubt he has some interesting updates for us. Let’s listen in and see what he has to say. Hello my friends, It’s been awhile, eh? Well let me update you on all I’ve been up too and how I’m coming along preparing for my trip across America.  I ended up getting to work about two weeks, which was great because I could finally start hammering down my last student loan again. I’m officially starting the t-minus 10 weeks (minus 3 when I sell my truck) countdown. So basicallyRead More →

Date: 02/24/2015 As we join our hero today, we find him greeting the sunrise with a smile and a hidden determination. Lets see what he has to say about the coming of the dawn. Hello my friends! It’s the start of a beautiful (albeit cold) day and I am ready to roll! Why you ask? Well, let me update you to my goings on. First being that I am going horseback riding today! There is a story behind this as well. My pastor’s daughter Chrys just started going to my old stomping ground (Frostburg State University) and is majoring in Wildlife Biology (What I majoredRead More →

Date: 03/18/2015 Today we join our hero in prayer, let’s listen in. Dear Jesus, I really need some help. Works dried up and I really need to work. I can’t stand to be in debt, it’s why I’ve been working so hard to pay it off. You’ve seen this because I know in my heart you helped me keep going even when I wanted to quit. Along with that, I’ve been trying to sell my truck to further reduce my debt, but I haven’t gotten a single call yet. Lord, please help me sell my truck… Please help me Lord, In Jesus name Amen. God: HoldRead More →