Author and speaker Adam Shepard, whose first book, Scratch Beginnings, led to appearances on the Today Show, CNN, Fox News and NPR, as well as mentions in the The New York Times, the New York Post, The Atlantic, and The Christian Science Monitor, saved up some money from that experience — $19,420.68 to be exact — and traveled the world on that amount alone from 2011 to late 2012.
His 17-country trip ultimately became the basis of his newest book, One Year Lived, which is available now for sale.
So can everybody take a year to get missing? Adam in his own words: “Maybe, maybe not,” he says, “though that’s not really the point. I’m just concerned that some of us are too set on embracing certainty. We want life to be cushy and regimented, but that’s not how we can create a lasting impact on our lives or the lives around us. It’s fascinating the perspective we can gain when we step out of our bubbles of comfort, even just a little bit.”
To read more about Adam and to read an excerpt from the book, visit OneYearLived.com.
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