"Travel light, live light, spread the light, be the light."
I know, life-changing, right? (Brooke if you read this: Do more; Be better). Since then, I've been making conscious efforts to minimize the possessions in my life. I got rid of my mountain bike. I hardly ever carry a purse. I downloaded the kindle app on my iPod Touch. I got rid of like 90 pairs of shoes (not really 90, but like, a lot). In spite of these changes, I still have a long way to go.
Not so for my ex-roommate Allison. Check out this picture of her as she headed off to Georgia to start her new life:
Yes indeed. My girl Allison has EVERYTHING SHE OWNS in that car and ROOM FOR A PASSENGER. (Sorry for yelling). The girl has me beat by about 2 carloads and that's not counting furniture (somehow I feel like furniture shouldn't count?) But anyway, Allison is an inspiration to all of us. It reminds me of the Alexander Solzhenitsyn quote that I originally found from Ammon.
"Own only what you can carry with you; know language, know countries, know people. Let your memory be your travel bag. "
Yes, please. I'll start with countries. Maybe European countries. Just let me run a couple of carloads to DI real quick.