2020 has been an unusual year to say the least! Every American's way of life has changed! Masks, social distancing, businesses closed or out of business, people unemployed, events cancelled, protests in the streets and on and on.
When I completed my bike ride in 2017, there were doubts...many doubts! But, once I made the decision to do the ride and there were no other options everything changed! Things that I had no idea how I would do or manage fell into place and the event that changed my life happened! I never could have imagined such a series of true miracles! When we have faith, act on that faith and don't question it amazing things happen.
Well, I'm at another one of those crossroads, Covid-19 has had an enormous impact on my company's business. This, coupled with an inherent sense of adventure has propelled me to my next journey! I approached my employer a couple weeks ago and offered my resignation to pursue another personal goal. He was surprised, but again very supportive just as he was when I told him I was riding my bike across America. He asked what I was going to be doing and when I told him I would be traveling across the state of Idaho with my golden retriever, Ace to do a documentary on the state of Idaho, he said "WOW! I envy you for having the #$!%@ to go after your dreams.
Because of my responsibilities, I didn't offer the traditional 2 weeks notice but instead provided over 2 months notice so I can help train the individual that would be taking my place. To my amazement, he told. me that if I wanted to, they would like to keep me on in a "contractor" capacity to assist when needed. FAITH!!!!
So, October 1st my next journey will begin as Ace and I set out to explore all area of the great state of Idaho in all weather and conditions! I'll be sharing photos, videos, interviews with unique Idahoans and incredible drone videography from the most remote areas of the state.
Please join me on this adventure! My website is idahomemories.com and related social media accounts can be found there.
This is going to be fun!!!!
2013 was a year of great uncertainty as well as hope for me. Some of the most difficult things I has ever faced in my life were now upon me. This is the first in a series of videos that I will be posting as I share this time in my life with the world.
In 2013 I was at a place in my life that riding my bike across the country in 4 short years seemed not only improbable but impossible. It's through the challenging times in our lives that we learn the most about ourselves. I've been thinking about this for a while as well as talking with friends and have decided to share this difficult time to encourage those that may be in similar circumstances that it's during these times that our lives are often transformed in ways we could never have imagined. In the near future I'll be posting videos speaking about my journey as well as stories of others that have overcome obstacles or are currently going through challenging times.
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