Comments make for a very happy Dan
I have published my first print book!
The Road Chose Me Volume 1: Two years and 40,000 miles from Alaska to Argentina
Reading books by Ted Simon, Bruce Kirkby and Jon Krakauer gave me the courage, inspiration and determination to actually live my dreams, not just dream them.
Early on during my planning and organization I very clearly remember thinking that after the whole journey was done, if I could inspire just one person to get out and live their dreams, like my idols did for me, it would all be worthwhile.
The comments posted on this site have completely blown me away to the point that when I wake up in the morning I have to wonder if I’m dreaming.
“Are people really reading my blog and being inspired by it?” is something I still can’t believe on a daily basis.
Reading comments like the following makes me happier than I’ve ever been in my life, no question.
I don’t stop beaming for days.
I just wanted to let you know how truly inspiring your journey is and tell you about the lives you have touched. I’m a 28 year old single mother to a wonderful 4 year old boy (Jacob) living in Wales and your journey is changing our lives. We came to your blog after the Magic Bus post, I had seen the film into the wild and wanted to know more. This led us to you and we haven’t looked back since.I read your blog to Jacob and we follow your progress on the map, imagining that we too are on a great adventure. You are an inspiration to my little boy who tells all his little friends about “the man in the computer”. I just wanted you to know that you and your journey have touched a little boys heart and opened up his mind to new possibilities. We wish you well on your adventure and will continue to follow your journey. xx Rhi and Jakes
Just found your blog today. Awesome idea! I printed out the map above and like Liz, posted it on the office wall. I am a cop with the NYPD and all the cops in the office are following your adventure, living vicariously through you. Thank you for taking us out of Manhattan! Go! Dan! Go!
Comments make me believe I really can do this more than you guys will ever know.
Thank you to everyone that has posted a comment here. I really appreciate it.
I’ve added a few things to the site recently that I want to point out. In the sidebar on the right hand side, there are two new sections; “Recent Comments” shows snippets of the five most recent comments on the site and “Top Commenters” shows the people that have posted the most comments for the current month. Hopefully this will make it easier for you all to keep up with the comments.
I’ve also added a new page across the top, “Thanks” which is an attempt to thank all of the people who have helped me live my dreams. I couldn’t’ do this without their help and support.
If you’ve been reading this blog and haven’t left a comment yet, I urge you to do so – good, bad or otherwise I love to hear from everyone out there. What do you think about my trip? my writing? my photos?
What would you do differently?
What are you doing to make your dreams come true?
I also try my absolute best to reply to every single comment, so if you ever do leave one, remember to check back for my reply.
aka. The Man In The Computer