I got my driver's license when I was 17.
And then when I drove a car for the very first time again after I got my license nothing seemed to work anymore.
I had no clue about how to drive a car anymore.
I had no clue what was going on.
Everything was different.
It was like everything I learned was gone.
It was like I never really got my driver's license in the first place.
And then for the next couple of years I was scared of driving a car.
Whenever someone asked if I could drive, I rejected.
And then for whatever reason I decided to make a road trip through North America.
I ended up driving more than 25,000km all across North America.
I bought a Ford Windstar LX for roughly $2000 in Montréal.
And for the next 3+ months I lived and slept in that car.
Which was great because I didn't have to pay for accommodation.
So the trip cost less than I'd have spent if I just stayed at home, paid rent and all the usual expenses.
I just parked my car somewhere, climbed into my sleeping bag and that was that.
In the beginning I wanted to put a mattrace in the van but I was too lazy, so I just ended up sleeping on the backseat with a sleeping bag.
For more than three months.
Which wasn't that cold in California.
But definitely in Colorado...
That was in 2007.
I don't remember.
So do I love driving now?
No, not at all.
But I did it, nonetheless.
And now I know...
So what's the point of me telling you this?
What's the big lesson?
I don't know.
Sometimes you just gotta do things.
Sometimes there's no big lesson.
Sometimes there's no light at the end of the tunnel.
Or maybe that's already a lesson in itself.
I don't know.
The only thing I know is that to find out what you might enjoy doing, what you might be passionate about, what your calling might be or what not, is that you've gotta do it.
There's no other way.
You've gotta do it.
To figure out whether or not this might be your thing.
And the only way to figure yourself and your thing out is to do the things you're scared of doing.
To do the things you think you can't do.
To do the things people told you you can not do.
To do the things you thought were impossible.
Do them and then see what happens.
Do them and see how the needle moves from impossible to possible.
Go from impossible to possible.
Do this and nothing else...
[Related: I stopped giving a shit a long time ago]