Posted on Sep 1st @ 12:25 EDT
Woke up to this beautiful message from someone following my journey:
Can’t get enough messages and emails like this.
So I’m still here in Atlanta, Georgia and it’s been really great to have some time to catch up with friends who I’ve known for a while–some for 8+ years. I used to live in Atlanta from 2007 to 2013. Great city to get your bearings, grow, and connect and my largest network is down here for good reason. The question I was most often asked was, “How can I help you?” Or “What can I do for you?” These questions have so much power in them. Often times, people fall short of an answer because most people are not sure about what they need.
Offering help or resources to someone without expectation is a great way to get what YOU want. People who give unselfishly know this. That leads me to my thoughts from this week. Houston has been on my mind lately with all the hurricane damage and flooding. Yes, sending supplies and donating helps, but if you know me, you know I’m a do-er. Over the past few years during times of crisis I was never really in a position to get to ground zero and help out like I wanted. And with money being spent irresponsibly (or not at all) by the popular organizations we’ve grown to know, sending money and even supplies seemed like a futile effort. We are in a better state of transparency and info-gathering now but still. If I can help I will.
I was recently connected with someone in Houston where everything is happening and I’ll be coordinating with him to see if I can drive over there and get to work. If I’m able to get over there, I’m going to buy a few supplies so I can help (fishing overalls, gloves, etc) and make it happen. If you do want to send supplies down there, check out Nomadness and the specific channels they’ve setup with businesses (i.e. Walmart) in order to efficiently get supplies to families and people in Houston, Texas.
I will make sure to keep you all posted on what I’m doing and letting you know that I’m safe. I will share as much as possible so you all can have a better understanding as to what’s happening when I get there.
For now I am safe in Atlanta.
Posted on Sept 1st @ 17:26 EDT
Just finished having late launch with my good friend and his family from Los Angeles! They are in town for the Alabama football game and we linked up to have some great food at Busy Bee’s. If you haven’t been, make sure you go if you visit Atlanta. Great soul food.
Talk about being stuffed…whew! I’m full.
I’m sure this journey will take me over 60 days and 10k miles, for good reason. But I’ll be back in Los Angeles very soon. Today is also my nephew’s birthday…send out positive vibes to the little guy who’ll be two years old. Love you Noah.