Date: 05/11/15 Today as we join our hero, we find him feeling a bit odd. The reason? This morning for breakfast he enjoyed a bowl of cereal and to drink…a can of Monster Rehab. Let’s listen in and see if he learned from his mistake. Hello my friends!!! It has been awhile and as usual a lot has happened. But first let me address this morning’s breakfast incident. Yes, I learned my lesson. Milk and Monster do not mix well. Just wanted an extra jump-start to the day. Despite a brief upset stomach, I am having a great start to the day. You see, lastRead More →

Date: 05/17/15 Today we find our hero contemplating the future. The day of his freedom is fast approaching and yet he has a feeling of apprehension. Lets listen in and find out why. Hello my friends, Since my last entry, work has picked up! This week I managed to get 57 hours in! So I’ll be able to take out another large chunk of my last student loan. And the good news doesn’t stop there. Next week is looking like another full week of work. So if all goes as planned, I’ll be able to cut my last student loan in half yet again! SoRead More →

is that it’s all on you.  You can’t make someone else do it for you. You can’t take a break and say you’ll come back to it later (No excuses!). And most importantly, you can’t ever give up! It’s all on you. That is the hardest thing about dedication. It takes everything you have and always asks for more, but those willing to give it…do something far greater than most men dream about…they succeed beyond their expectations. ***   Sometimes life will test your dedication though. And when life throws a test at you, get ready to be hit hard. I was recently tested thisRead More →

Date: 07/28/15 It still doesn’t seem real. I’ve gotten written confirmation. I even called up and asked them to tell me so I knew it was true. I guess after 1 year 7 months and 28 days of fighting for it…killing myself for it. I finally did it. Today I did the impossible. I’m still in my 20’s. I went to a university and got a 4 year degree. And as of today, I am completely 100% debt free. I finally paid off my last student loan. How did I do it? Well, before I get to that, I have to take you back before I canRead More →

State: Massachusetts Date: 09/23/16 Fan (fiction) topic: Women by Sheila Rae “Wonderful organism must adapt now. Or woman for short,” Dr. Clarissa Steinburg explained to the three interns. One laughed, one smirked, and one showed no expression at all. “Two of you are here because you graduated at the top of your class in your respective field. One of you is here because someone pulled some strings, but that is of no matter since only one of you will be offered a position. Now, introduce yourselves. Because I have no idea who you are, since I didn’t choose you,” Dr. Clarissa said disdainfully. The oneRead More →

State: New Hampshire Date: 07/03/16 Fiction Fan topic by KP McClanahan “It was a dark and stormy night,” he wrote on the board. “Who can tell me what’s wrong with this sentence?” When no one raised their hands, I knew he was going to call on me though I prayed he wouldn’t. “Anyone?…” he looked toward me and I knew he was about to call my name. My chest tightened and I did my best to avoid eye contact yet look like I was paying attention. “Stevie. Let’s have a guess. What’s wrong with the sentence ‘It was a dark and stormy night,” Mr. McClanahanRead More →

State: Florida So yesterday Jim picked me up and we did some catching up on the ride to his apartment. A long time ago Jim went to our church back home in Maryland and is a friend of the family. Jim moved down to Tampa to do some church planting because he felt God calling him there. He is currently a young adults director at the Radiant Church in Tampa. Jim told me how the church operates and how it’s been growing and honestly, I think all churches should do this. They have groups of all different activities. They started off with a few groupsRead More →

State: Florida Today I woke up early well rested next to my cuddle buddy Mia (Jim and Leanna’s cat). I took advantage of the thing I often dream about (a hot shower), while I had the opportunity and then repacked my backpack. It was a bit heavier from all the kindness (food) Jim and Leanna put into it. I went to Jim and Leanna’s church (Radiant Church), today. Jim had to get there early being the young adults director. Leanna drove me and monster to the church and I forgot that they had mentioned that it was in a movie theater. It was awesome! First,Read More →

State: Florida I woke up early and felt pretty good because I slept moderately well. I packed up my stuff and headed across the street to the Three Sisters Springs tourism center. I bought a ticket for the trolley ($15) and then got on it. The trolley and access to the Three Sisters Springs is run by the city. There is no public parking at the springs, although you can just walk in for $12.50. But for $2.50 more, I took the trolley because I knew it had two more stops further north. While we drove the driver informed us “They haven’t seen any manatees forRead More →

Mount Katahdin

State: Maine Date: 05/05/16 We woke up when the sunlight hit us in the car. I didn’t sleep well (during the night it got down to 34 degrees and the weather app said it felt like 25). I agree with the weather app despite being in a car with three layers on. Harley was smart and grabbed his sleeping bag and slept great. Sunrise was at 5:15am, which was a lot earlier than either of us were used to. Yet we got up and walked into the Camden state park from the parking lot we slept in. We headed up the road and found a trailRead More →