BLOG 50—Fifty weeks on the road!

The Wanderings of Kit (Do you wander or just wonder?)
With my words, I hope to throw some oblique light upon your soul.
By writing this blog I want to inspire you and show you that–
YES—YOU CAN > >
***Change your life at any time to make it more magnificent!
***Live with little money and still have an excellent life.
***Be able to live life getting very little sleep.
***Live ANYWHERE in the world and still make your life a fantastic event!
***See experiences that will add to and make your life better.
***I want to inspire you as to the wonders of the earth.
***Perhaps this is my new “gig”, traveling the world doing the same?
***And, I’m not just, “Kitting Around”.
                Design the life YOU want to live, NOW, then live that life!

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***Remember, to read past blog posts, go to kitsummers.com/blog/
***If you are reading this through Facebook, check out my blog on my website.
***If you are not my Facebook friend, yet, please befriend me.
***The freedom I am experiencing in my travels is a marvelous thing.
***Going where I want, when I want and seeing wonderful places and people.
***I will have places to show you and tales to tell.
***I will have secrets to unfold and good news!
                           I’m glad to take you on my journeys with me!
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Yes, the big 5-0. Fifty weeks traveling, this time anyway. Over the years I have put in many miles, all around the US, and the world! At least 33 times traveling round-trip across the US from one coast to the other.

In my last blog, I wrote some of my views on the idea of a God. I heard back from a few people who were really bothered by the words. The idea of a God just never made sense to me. Sorry if I disturbed some folks, I have to write what “I” believe.

It seems that, if they truly believe, deep down, words would not hurt them at all, and, I would think, they would want to steer me down their path. I’ve lost friends for my non-belief. Is a different perspective really that harmful?

I don’t write about God often, as you have seen, but every once in a while I bring up this subject. I am trying to have people “think”, before following a blind path toward a God. If the idea of God helps you, that’s a good thing!

How about if you were born in Afghanistan, would you still have a “Jesus” belief, or might you believe in “Allah”?

What I have seen is that there are many people who live this life, the only one we know we have for sure, with half effort, hoping for a better life later in heaven. I urge you; reach for your potential now, while you can on this Earth, and make a better world for all of us.

With all the wars, all the hatred, all the bickering, all the control, and all the indifference included with faith and religion, these set us back in life. As Rodney King said, “Can’t we all just get along?”

As a planet, we need to work together more for the human race.

There are two questions I have posed to believers, I have never gotten a good answer >>Please give me your five “best” proofs for your God.

  1. Please give me your five “best” proofs for your God.

  2. Give me five reasons I should believe in said God.

Then I tell them that they cannot refer to ANY religious books, in any way.
And, please, if you do this, tell me exactly what you believe, and why do you believe it?
Can you do it?
Can you let me know answers?
Yikes, have lost more friends by writing about the idea of a God?
Hope I didn’t upset anyone with my words.
Enough on that subject, one that can be proven or disproven, but until I see some proof, I remain a skeptic.

Each week, as you would know, I do not know what my future will hold or what I will write.
Somehow I am able to gather words together and send them to you.
Also, it’s still strange to me to not know where I will park to sleep each night.

Since last week my feelings have been way up and way down. Spending much time at libraries writing, reading and watching YouTube. Wasting my time and my life? well, just spending time.

(I found my brush, by the way.)
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Words to inspire you!

From my book series, “Beyond Your Potential”

As you might know, I have been through many big life-changes.
Here are some suggestions I developed regarding life changes:

  • Every day is a new beginning, a chance to bring opportunities for positive change. Each time you move forward, you have no idea what will happen. But without pushing forward, “nothing” will happen.

  • Learn to accept life and changes. If you can change something for the better, then do; if you know you can’t change anything, then don’t bring on resistance and accept life as it is.

  • Life is about taking risks and not about having answers—it’s about taking chances and making the most of every moment of your life, all without knowing what is going to happen next. Thinking this way makes life exciting and stimulates the mind.

  • Like a juggler, keep dropping as long as you keep picking up. Making mistakes is not a problem. The problem is failure to learn from a mistake. As long as you are willing and able to learn something from what occurs, mistakes are usually beneficial in the long run.

  • Who can like you better than you—who, me? You could blame and disgrace yourself, but when tragedy strikes, you deserve the most love and kindness of all. Support yourself, just as you would like others to support you.

  • Life goes on, and nothing is eternal, so appreciate every moment, fully and completely. As you know, it will never happen again. Now is now. You only have one chance for this time.

  • Like juggling, try to strike a comfortable balance between following your heart and thinking critically. Emotions can often cloud and confuse critical thinking, which can lead you down a dangerous road and making you an easy target for those who seek to deceive and manage (the bad guys.) But when it comes to personal relationships and life choices, your heart knows best. When you find yourself uncertain, trust in your brain and your instincts as you move forward in life through changes.

  • Unwind. So many people rush through life (as I have, much, off and on.) Take the time to just stop and breathe, to look around you and see beauty, to smell that pretty flower, to juggle three balls, to remember why you are here (as a social species we must help others, for instance) and to find what has real meaning in life.

  • Don’t take yourself too seriously. Bring joy into your life; you have that power. A good sense of humor is essential. There’s a good reason people say, “Laughter is the best medicine.” You must develop the playfulness, if it’s not already there.

  • Help others; it will bring you joy and fulfillment. Do something for someone else, show caring, love and make giving a part of your daily life—even if it is just a simple smile or a hug. It is more for you than it is for them, and what goes around really does tend to come around. Start right now to assist people.

To help with changes, I’ve developed a certain mindset in my life. When something happens or goes wrong, I do not panic. Immediately, I think, “Now that this has happened, how can I start to deal with this change and look for solutions?”

I think of ways to solve the new problem—right away. I am not sad and I do not regret. I just move through the change and develop strategies on how to make things better again.

THE KEY IS TO FIND SOLUTIONS.
DON’T OVER-ANALYZE THE PROBLEM.

Finding solutions is crucial to getting through life in a good way. This habit I developed is automatic now. Right after some change happens, or as it is happening, be it good or bad, I am already looking for answers to the change.

Julia Sheehan is living the life like I am of adventure.
This a great video, watch It>>
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJduf7v4Wwo
This post video is great, too >>
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EvL1nxM3X80

Take it from an old man (60—yikes, I still feel like I’m 23)–Live life, don’t work it away, find joy!
Life moves fast, so savor every moment, as I am doing now!

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MY DAILY JOTTINGS >>

1/3/20—Drove to Brawley, California today. On my way back to the slabs, I had mail forwarded to there for me. At the library now, earlier I was in the library on their wifi, they closed at 5pm, yet, I am still able to get online on their wifi while sitting in the van, so here I am.

In fact, I will be sleeping in the van right where I am parked. There is some traffic, but I find it will be less and less as night comes on. So, good night for now.


I passed a huge amount of cows (poor things.)                                                                           And vegetable fields were all around. 

1/4—Turned out to be very quiet last night. I knew that traffic would eventually let up and I wouldn’t hear any traffic noise; as happened.

Today is the first day of not eating for a week. I’ve gone without for four days, that worked out fine. I am drinking green tea through each day (and bud light in the evening.) Plus, exercising, too.

In the library charging up all my things, checking the news, and writing some emails. Libraries are very much of a benefit to humans.

 

I’ve arrived back at LOWs “http://lonersonwheels.com/at Slab City, California.

Slab city, a unique place, no laws, really, and people tend to get along and work together. But, the slabs is practically empty in the summer, when temperatures can reach over 120f.

Here is an interesting video I just found about the slabs >>
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=31vG4vXD6Ks

The LOWs group has solar and batteries, so I am plugged in while typing to you. I love that we can get free electricity, makes life better.

I had to pick up a couple things here that were mailed to me. Some other people here have big rigs and TV and internet access, I don’t. So, it is quite boring for me being here, I will be leaving tomorrow. I have to get back to my exploring and my adventures.

Staying south for the warmth, I will be aiming toward Bisbee, Arizona.

1/5—A warm sunny day at 9:35am, should be a delightful day. Back where I live for over 25 years it is below freezing.

Overnight I changed my mind, I wasn’t going to go, but, I am thinking about going to the big event for motor homes and people who live like I do, which takes place in Quartzsite, California, but I thought about it overnight and I think I will go.

It sounds like many of the people from here with the LOWs group will be going. Not that I need anything for the van, but, with over 100,000 people attending, it might be interesting?

Jim, who lives with these LOWs and is a great chef, will be making meals at Quartzsite and might need some help, so I am going to make an offer to him, if I help with preparing and serving meals, he would let me eat for free? I will let you know . . .

Today I talked with Jim about working with him so I can get free meals, he basically said he has plenty of help, so it sounded like no. I totally understand, though.

The second day of not eating. I feel my body changing, but I am not getting hungry at all. On my second big cup of tea (30 ounces) now, that is all I will have for a week. Have you ever gone without eating for more than one day? You must try it.

1/6—John, who I met initially connected with about LOWs and the Slabs, urged me to go to the event at Quartzsite, Arizona and I have decided to go. Really, there is no rush on anything in my life. And, it will be a new experience; I strive for those. Yet, it does not start for a couple of weeks, and being only about 85 miles away, what’s a boy to do?

I had my green tea for breakfast. The third day of my fast, still not getting hungry. I have read that it is good to do what I am doing now and then to clean out your body.

As well as aiding weight loss, not eating for some days can have other health benefits, too. Research suggests that occasional 24-hour fasting can improve cardiovascular health. And, some evidence from research on animals shows that fasting can help fight certain kinds of cancer or even help preserve memory. Not eating and/or, hungry, does not “hurt” in any way.

I read that it can reduce the risk of obesity, psychological pressure, high blood sugar, high cholesterol and triglyceride levels, blood pressure, kidney problems, and heart disease. While fasting is not possible for all people with, such as, liver disease, there are many people who can benefit from fasting.

Here are some other benefits >>
https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/fasting-benefits#section4

                                                Passed many wind farms on the way

I’ve stopped at another library. It is Monday, and, guess what, they are closed on Monday. I kept busy, though. I took everything out of the van and cleaned it well. I was mainly looking for a special hairbrush, must have lost it somehow. It is a kind that my mom always used, and I don’t even know the brand name, yikes.

Around the library, I see homeless with their shopping carts carrying all their positions. Sad to see lives that have gone down this far, but, then again, I am not far off from that? Or, do I carry my home with me?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I keep my hair short so I really don’t need a brush at all. In fact, this afternoon I gave myself a haircut, including my eyebrows. As you might know, I have a hair trimmer and cut my own hair. Turns out pretty good, I have never had a negative comment on the cut.

Also, I did my weight lifting, rode the unicycle and took a bike ride.

It’s interesting not eating at all. We spend so much time preparing and eating meals, I seem to have much free time now. I’m on my third cup of green tea. You might think I have a normal little teacup, I have a Bubba 30 ounce insulated mug!

I’ve decided to go to Quartzsite now, I will take a slow drive up there. I made sure there was a library and also a McDonald’s there so I could get online – yes and yes.

1/7—On my fourth day of my fast, halfway there. I still am not hungry, either. Maybe I’ll just keep it up and post of video of Kit shriveling away?

I found this about the RV show I will be at starting next week >>
https://www.quartzsitervshow.com/attendee-info

In Quartzsite now, I have until the 18th until it starts (today is the seventh.) I will keep busy with things – I have my computer, my bike, my unicycle, and my juggling props, so, it will be interesting to see how I spent time.

So, time to spend, I decided to go to Blythe, California, and here I am. I need to get back to the wilderness, so, I think, tomorrow I will be going toward the north and exploring the Colorado River. It’s only 25 miles to the west, might as well.

Spent most of the day on the computer.
First at the library in Quartzsite, then the library in Blythe.

After the library, I drove to Mayflower Park, right on the Colorado River. Very nice, many RV’s parked around here, they are looking forward to the RV show, I would think?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Colorado River, in all it’s splendor. 

Woo woo, woo is that? There is an owl hooting in a tree not more than twenty feet away. Such a nice sunset, too, wish I had gotten a photo for you to see. Yes, there is a smile on my face.

It will be very quiet and very dark, just how I like it.
I will sleep well tonight, hope to do, too.
Happy I am.

1/8—Dark last night, but, some RV’s ran their generators in the late night. There should be a law against that. I awoke early, as usual, before the rise of the sun. When I awaken I never know what time it really is, my sleep is so eradicate. I used my stove and boiled water for tea.

Only tea for me. As you know, I am not eating for a week, fasting I am and doing it very quickly. I can start eating on Saturday, it will be one week then. I am still not really hungry, but, my muscles are cramping a little saying they are hungry.

Now it is the afternoon, still not hungry, only drinking green tea. I’m finding, in a big way, we spend so much to eating, when I am not eating, I have so much more time in the day.

Out of California now, in Arizona now, so gas is about half what I was paying in CA.

1/9—Last night I slept outside of a food bank I will be visiting later. Now I am at a warm McDonald’s on their wifi.

Last night the muscles in my legs were constricting, hurting much. I think the muscles were screaming >> “Feed us, Feed us!” In the middle of the night last night I told myself I was going to start eating food tomorrow, before my week-long fast ends on Saturday. But, I will keep the week-long fast going till the end.

Although, still not hungry, at all.

I do hope my body doesn’t yell at me some more.

Went to the food bank and got a load of food. Things that I don’t think I will use I left in a box outside the library. I arrived here about 8am, they open at 10.

At many libraries, they have separate meeting rooms where there are only two chairs and you can be behind a closed door, as I am now. Had to make a few calls and such.

Feeling some hunger pangs today, about time!

1/10—Slept with the van parked in a large flat parking lot. This was right next to a McDonald’s, so I went there at 5am, when they opened, to get online.

This is the seventh day of not eating, I will start again tomorrow by eating fruit to begin. I’ve lost much weight, I believe, I have no scale to check. The whole week I only had a couple of instances when I was hungry. I believe I could easily continue with this for a while more, perhaps next time I will go for a longer fast?

Although I’m not eating for a week, I went by two foodbanks today and got gobs of food.

The sun is just making an appearance, no clouds, should be a nice warm day.

I’m looking forward to getting back to eating tomorrow.

(I found my brush, by the way.)

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My Challenge for You this Week >>

When is the last time you went camping?
Years ago I camped in the snow with a tent, a memory that is always with me.
This week, plan an outing to camp as the spring comes toward us.
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Next Blog >>
You will hear all about the RV show I will be attending starting the 17th.
And, you will hear about my return to consuming food, starting with fruit.

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