I wasn’t happy when I graduated from college. I mean, I was happy to be done with school, yeah — but I wasn’t a happy person. It had been a rough year, a year that forced me to really re-examine my life and what I was doing (or wasn’t doing) with it. So, after graduation, I took the summer off to let the stress of the last year melt away.
That summer, I rediscovered a passion for writing … well, more like story telling. So I started reading about story structure and writing techniques and all sorts of boring stuff of that nature; I began to foster ambitions of writing a book. But after six months, I had made no progress. And things hadn’t improved much … I was still in a funk.
Then there was that quote: “Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.” — Ben Franklin
“Hell,” I thought, “May as well do both.”
So I committed to something way beyond my comfort zone, my skill level, and essentially my comprehension in general … and it was the greatest decision.
I rode my mountain bike — alone and unsupported — from Banff, Alberta down the Continental Divide until I ran into Mexico (I have the passport stamp to prove it).
So, The Divide … what’s it about? Well, it’s my journey. My physical journey … my spiritual journey … my emotional journey.
I won’t give away any of the details, but it was the hardest thing I’ve ever done … and by far the most rewarding.
Still skeptical? Well, below is a list of excerpts from The Divide. So please, take a look … do some reading. You can also find a collection of pictures from my trip on my Facebook page here … do some browsing!
And if you have any thoughts or questions, I’d love to hear from you. Thanks.
The ebook is available on Amazon. If reviewers would like a free copy, please send me an email through the contact page and I’ll see that you get a copy.