Once-upon-a-time was the first time I drove solo across the country. Seattle, Washington State to St. Petersburg, Florida. Now I've done it six times. Alone.
On October 23, 2015 I began a class at the US Coast Guard Sea School in St. Pete, Florida to obtain my captain's license. I decided to drive. That summer living in Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, Washington State had been a life-changing experience; a lot of difficult decisions were placed before me and I was required to make changes that I struggled with.
When that summer came to an end, I left the island to embark on my solo journey across the country. I've always been so focused on traveling abroad that I've never really had the chance to explore my own country, and since I was in need of a bit of alone time and soul searching, I hopped in my Jeep...and drove.
I didn't have a set route, just some idea of places and people I wanted to see along the way. I had nearly two weeks to make the drive, and planned to make the most of it. I slept in my Jeep Cherokee the whole way and video blogged, which was something that was pretty new to me, but a friend suggested it and so I took his advice.