What brings you here?
I’m traveling the world to first hand experience different walks of life and to intimately learn the beliefs of other cultures, while unbiasedly taking in the world, from different perspectives.
To spread sincere love to every soul I encounter.
To intimately experience the beliefs of other cultures first hand.
To reap any knowledge I can obtain and sow any wisdom I possess.
To plant, and leave behind, gardens everywhere I visit.
To learn foreign instruments, languages, and healing practices from around the world.
To be a window into international culture, specifically: Art, Music, Spirituality, and Wellness.
If you’d like to come along, you are more than welcome to join me!
Reflecting on my journey in this blog and visually documenting my travels on instagram.
Giving real-time updates on snapchat.
My handle is Leaveit2joshua on all social media =)
See you soon,
Reflections, Epiphanies, Serendipities and Milestones
One day I had the crazy idea of living off my passions. It felt impossible and terrifying, so I doubled down on the idea and went for it. 3 fears arose: Imposters syndrome I’m not good enough. What if they find out I’m not a real artist.? What if no one actually wants to buyContinue reading “Art”
Most of us humans aren’t very good at being vulnerable. Which makes sense when we consider the fact that we started farming and building establishments so that we wouldn’t have been to be vulnerable to the forces of nature anymore. On the other hand, a big part of being a musician -or simply an artist-Continue reading “Vulnerability”
When I committed to traveling the world I decided that I should see my backyard before leaving the country. I set up a cross country train trip, aiming to go from Norfolk, Va to San Francisco, California. A blizzard rerouted my trip and I didn’t make it to California. However, it resulted in me havingContinue reading “Our Backyard”
Upon embarking on this trip, even though I brought Amos(my guitar) with me, I didn’t really plan on focusing on music much. There were other goals and passions that I was working on. At the Union Station, in Chicago, while waiting for my train to take me down to New Orleans, I heard a youngContinue reading “THE MUSIC! Pt 1”
What is it with God and mountains? So many people have encountered God there. In my longing to draw nearer to God, The Universe, Vishnu, Abba, Allah, or whichever Force you call Home, I’ve been eager to climb any mountain, I could get to. I have specifically longed to climb Mount Horeb; the story ofContinue reading “Mountains”
Do you believe in coincidences? How many synchronicities add up to an affirmation, omen or wink from the universe? A few months before I embarked on this trip, I had at least 4 different loved ones recommend “The Alchemist” to me, on several separate occasions. I kept putting off reading it, but committed to finishingContinue reading “The Alchemist”
While riding past the snow blanketed corn fields of the north, a thought approached me , yesterday, but I was too busy taking pictures to acknowledge it. It wasn’t until passing the little homes, sprouting from the blankets of snow, in Colorado, that it really hit me: There are so many different ways of life,Continue reading “Home”
It’s interesting how perspective works. I’ve spent hours, days, even years reflecting in front of the Elizabeth River, back home in Virginia. That same river, that I cross over to and from home every day, is the very same river that my train crossed over to embark on this adventure. It’s amazing how the sameContinue reading “Perspective and Privilege”
I’m about to embark on a journey to see the world. However, before I go, I believe it’s vital that I first see my “backyard”. I’ve dreamed of a cross train trip for years, and my train departs tomorrow! From Norfolk, VA it will take me up to D.C. From DC, I board the CapitolContinue reading “From Sea to Shining Sea”
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