About Travis Langlois
I am not someone who has ever blogged before but I felt like my life the past few years has become increasingly worth writing down.
Apocryphon is defined as something that is believed to be untrue. When I first heard this word I was given the ancient Greek definition which was knowledge that cannot be taught, I actually still like that interpretation better. But even as a modern day definition it holds. I am abandoning the things that I find to be generally untrue in search of something that is.
I call the U.S.A. home, more specifically Pennsylvania. In the past year (2015-present) I have decided and executed a plan to travel the world. This blog is my sort of journal in an effort to document all of this.
I have been a bartender for most of my life. I have also been everything from a sausage maker to a construction worker and of course retail. My family is a bit spread out. I come from a mother who was adopted into the U.S.A. and a mostly French father from Michigan. We have never been well off so my desire to live as a nomad has always come as a surprise. As an adult I have searched for my place, a career, a city.....something. After I realized I was coming up on my 10 year high school reunion I knew my search was not getting me anywhere, something had to change.
There is something I read from a fellow blogger and it has stuck with me. I don't think I could have even explained my feelings better.
"If you’re not happy, a good salary isn’t progress, it’s financial prison. Life is meant to be lived, not sold to the highest bidder. Social conformity, the media, our education systems dictate that we should go to school, go to uni, go to a city, work in an office, save for a retirement that we’ll be too old to enjoy. Personally, I don’t want to do that. Not one bit. I wanna live now, today so I make sure I do exactly that. Every single day."-Johnny Ward, Onestep4ward.com