Let the Adventures Begin...

Welcome to The Roaming Colt blog site!

I'd like to start off by thanking you for visiting this page! Whether on purpose or perhaps you just stumbled your way here, I hope you continue to keep up with all that is shared on this site. I figured it would be most appropriate for the first entry to be a little introduction from myself as well as what will be posted here.

I am a recent college graduate (May 2016) and, like many young adults, I am still fairly undecided with what exactly I want to do for the rest of my life. It's a scary thought and an even scarier reality, so of course we don't want to make the mistake of choosing something we aren't absolutely passionate about. I have been a fairly indecisive person my entirely life to say the least, and I will be the first to admit that this particular trait of mine was troublesome when I was younger, but as the years pass by I have come to accept and even embrace that aspect of myself. In school, I changed majors over a handful of times, not to mention transferring three different times. Better to just go for it and live for the experience rather than having the regret of not knowing right?

Like much of my life, I am not entirely sure how this blog will turn out looking, but I envision it being a place for many people with varying interests to come to. If you have any interest in traveling, want to read about places you've never been before by a first person account from an Average Joe, looking for tips, advice, or opinions on adventures of any sort, or perhaps you too just have no idea what you're doing with your life, then you've found the right place! I hope to have articles not just on my own travel adventures but also of helpful sites I've implemented with my travel planning, insight on how I make my trips happen, and of course some sharing of this life's journeys.
North Dakota/South Dakota State Line (May 2016)

The birth of this blog stems from this past summer:

I have always had a bit of an adventurous trait about me. Whether it was during my high school years taking spontaneous trips out of town, going camping, or just exploring this very unknown world with my buddies, you will see from The Roaming Colt, the next phase in my "roaming."
As I had mentioned before, I am a recent college graduate. Fortunate for me, I was able to acquire a paid internship (and I use the term "paid" quite loosely) for this past summer. One place near and dear to my heart has always been the Black Hills of South Dakota, and this was exactly were I was able to spend my internship at. To make things even better it was one in which directly related to my newly earned college degree! Restless for my next adventure I had applied for another internship in Dallas, Texas for the Fall of 2016. Knowing I would have to save up some money in the event of getting the Dallas internship, I took a second job as a swim instructor at the local community center. I realized the possibility of actually being chosen for the internship in Texas was very slim so I began to think about what I would do with all this supplemental income I was earning. Understanding that I may not be moving down south come fall, I decided that I would take a trip to Europe. I had never been overseas before and felt that it was an adventure I was past due to take.
[Look for the next blog entry to be a retelling of The (1st) Trip to Europe...can't put all the good stories in my first entry!]

Needless to say, my brief time overseas changed my entire outlook with what I'd like to do with my life. I finally found what I want to do: travel, see, and experience this world of ours. So I decided to make a few life decisions to achieve this.
[Future post on these decisions: New Life Plan]

Now I also have this passion for writing, so I decided I would start this blog for not only myself, but also for anyone else that has similar interests as me. Maybe you're even looking to do what I've decided...and hey, perhaps our paths might cross somewhere in this beautiful world of ours one day.
Poet's Table, South Dakota (August 2016)

Stayed tuned for much much more from The Roaming Colt, and always remember, when in doubt:

Just wing it.