“Until you have answered the question “Who am I” you will not be capable of living your own life”
― Sunday Adelaja
Hey there! So, you’ve stumbled upon my blog, read a post or two, and thought Hm, I’d like to figure out more about this guy! (maybe because you’d like to know how many psychiatric facilities I’ve been to or maybe you just find my writing interesting). Whatever the reason, I genuinely appreciate you for taking the time to at least try and “get to know” me a little, so, thanks.
Who am I? My name is Jordan Antonacci, and as of right now, I’m a proud struggling writer traveling the U.S. while living out of my Jeep Patriot–AKA my TravelMobile. Yep, I’m one of those types. The stubborn and hard-headed off-the-grid millennial who’s happily (stupidly?) thrown all his eggs into one basket and doesn’t give a fuck so long as he can stick it to The Man.
While I may fall into that awkward (and oddly specific) box, I’m much more than that, and hopefully you come to realize that soon 🙂
I’ll keep this brief: Since I was 16, I’d worked in the field of HV/AC while living in Texas (great place for that type of work, I know). Job was solid, boss only sometimes made me want to kill people, and pay was decent. All good so far–yeah?
By the time I was in my early 20’s I was living a very comfortable life. My car was paid off, I had food in the fridge, gas in the tank, money in my account, and I was living in a $1,200 luxury apartment with a balcony that looked out into the streets of a shopping center. I was living the life society shoves all of us toward, even though I’d promised myself I never would. Still, life was all right.
But there was something missing. Even though I was living, I wasn’t alive–and I had realized for awhile that the only time I ever felt alive was on the road, traveling.
It was the end of 2018. After months of nonstop arguing with my then-girlfriend, I broke up with her (for the final time). Shortly after that, I quit my job. After that, I broke the lease on my apartment. Then, I posted a bunch of shit up for sale, and in three days, sold 90% of everything I had. What was left I threw into my sedan and hit the road, beginning an entirely new (and somewhat unforeseen) chapter of my life.
Since then, I’ve bought a new car (my Jeep), turned it into a DIY camper, and started traveling the U.S. as I write.
I’m sure there’s still a ton of unanswered questions (I mean, I know I have a list-full I’d love to ask myself). If so, then check my blog posts–I get more in-depth in those things. But if there’s STILL a question I haven’t answered, or if you’d simply like to say Hi, then you’re more than welcome to send an email via the Contact page. I typically always respond within a day.
“We become full human agents, capable of understanding ourselves, and hence of defining our identity, through our acquisition of rich human languages of expression.”
― Charles Taylor,
Thanks for reading 🙂