Day 114 / Mile 14,975
As amazing as this adventure is overall, I have to admit that I've been getting a little burnt out with so much traveling on little rest. Being that I'm my own boss on this project, I push myself to drive further and create more photoshoots than normal, since I'm aware that every day digs deeper into my small budget, which isn't growing. Also since it's now spring the days are getting longer giving me more sunlight to work... Each night I need a good amount time to find places to camp out, make my meals, edit photos, and just relax, but that is becoming more difficult to schedule into the day... It ain't easy doing this solo.
Haha, so dramatic, but the truth.
Knowing that the next stop was an inspirational location, it got me excited and a little out of my self-induced slump. Washington DC has always been something of a confusion to me; why does it have the same name as Seattle's state, what's with it being a District of Colombia, why aren't the residents allowed to vote, how does such an influential region have such a derogatory football team name?
I went on a speed tour of 5 of the Smithsonian museums, quickly to see as much as I could, but still appreciating what I was looking at and trying to enjoy the experience. The great feats and works displayed were overwhelmingly impressive, to the point of making me feel insignificant and dwelling on if my life's accomplishments even meant anything. I tried to snap myself out of this pathetic state of mind, and use that as motivation for the future.
Whelp, the clock's ticking so I better get back on the move...