I Heart Stella.


Welcome to Justin’s latest adventure. In this issue, we will explore the many fun and interesting experiences to be had while wandering aimlessly about the country on a scooter.

Our story starts some months back, with an impromptu trip to Portland for the Portland Lindy Exchange. Around 10:30 at night, I decided that I’d go. About half an hour later, we were on the road.

From there, my boss flew me out to New York City, to do a bit of work. About three weeks, to be exact.

Then to Sacramento. Which was pretty OK as well.

Somewhere in the middle of my month as a vagabond, I realized what a tentative concept ‘home’ is.

It was as if I didn’t have a home. Sure I was paying rent. My clothes and everything had somewhere to live.

But why did it have to be that way? I work for a company based in Connecticut. And I live almost all the way across the country. I have very few commitments, nothing other than the ties of acquaintances to keep me in one place over another. But I have friends everywhere.

So what was keeping me in one place? I couldn’t figure it out.

I decided to leave.

This article was posted by Justin Hileman on 18 May 2006, and is filed under roadtrip and stella. If you have any comments, please contact me or leave a comment on this article.