Tuesday, July 21, 2015

So-

Alright- Now I know I've been talking about bicycling across America for a while now.. but I'm beginning to think I'd be much happier hiking America instead- I wish to stick to the woods more than the roads.. & to do that with a bicycle while towing a small trailer would be quite difficult. Also, I'd be carrying a lot more gear that way than I would be if I were to simply pack a single pack to wear on my back. Every time I try to envision my future, I see myself wondering the woods at peace & one with nature. I just can't picture myself traveling along the roadside with cars zipping past me, only to hike and camp when I grow too tired to bike anymore. To do such would be quite stressful and difficult. Hiking America instead would be just as difficult, but since I'd be away from speeding cars and long dreary roadways I know I'd be a lot happier and far less stressed. :) Thus, I think I've pretty much decided that instead of having a "Death Ride", a cycle America tour, I'll instead do a "Death Hike", a hike America tour- ^_^ I'll need far less supplies, be able to start a lot sooner, and only need to depend on my own two feet. ;) I certainly like this idea so much more than my previous one~

LIVE YOUR DREAMS!

-Aria D Gaia

TRAVEL BUG NOW HERE! :D

I now have my Travel Bug tag!! :D I've attached it to my #1 favorite teddy bear, Destiny~ ^_^


If you're a geocacher or even just curious, you'll find her Trackables page here: 
On this page you can read about her mission. :)

New to Geocaching or wish to know what the heck it even is? You can read all about this worldwide scavenger hunt game here: https://www.geocaching.com/guide/default.aspx

With Destiny I hope to begin my own little worldwide game of Hide 'n Seek~ ;) I'm starting here in Florida, then I'll expand to include all of the southern states here in America; maybe even the whole of the continuous 48 states. After I have my ship? It'll become a worldwide game! :D I'll even add a secondary travel bug to my ship so that you can track both me (thru Destiny) & my ship. ^_^

Ya'll ready!? :D LET'S PLAY!! ;)

LIVE YOUR DREAMS!

-Aria D Gaia

Monday, July 6, 2015

Coming SOON! :D

Hello everyone! I have some exciting news, especially for all you Geocachers out there~ ;) I've just purchased a Travel Bug of my own and look forward to receiving it in the mail within the next few days! :D Now everyone will be able to track my whereabouts through www.geocaching.com! ^_^ You can thank our new camp host at work for introducing me to the Travel Bug and thus giving me the idea~ :3

If you don't know what Geocaching is.. it is basically a worldwide scavenger hunt where millions of people have hidden a few geocaches each themselves in places marked via GPS location that others can then hunt down and find. It's like a real life worldwide massive multi-player game where people can travel all over and find hidden treasures! I've even heard of some being hidden along the Great Barrier Reef!! :O Each geocache is stationary and kept up by the owner of it. When you find it, you write down the tracking code for that specific geocache, then log your story about finding it, along with any pictures you may have taken, on geocaching.com so that others can read about it. :)

Travel Bugs & GeoCoins are moving/traveling geocaches that each have missions of their own. Their owners purchase them, give them a mission, then send them on their way. For example, say a person has always dreamt of visiting Japan, but they're stuck in a tiny town in Oregon or Maine. They can buy a Travel Bug, give it the mission of traveling to Japan, then pass it off to a geocacher or leave at a stationary geocache point, then each geocacher that finds the Travel Bug will try to help it complete it's mission by taking it closer and closer to Japan, recording the Travel Bug's journey online through photos and stories from the geocachers who helped it along its way~ ^_^

There's also a secondary use for the Travel Bug- If the owner decides to keep it as a personal Travel Bug, they can make it strictly "discoverable" online, then people who find it simply write online that they "discovered" it and write their stories &/or share pictures about it. Some people even get Travel Bug tattoos so that geocachers literally have to find that specific person & see the tattoo in order to "discover" their Travel Bug code! :D It's almost like a worldwide massive multi-player game of hide-n-seek! XD I loved this aspect of it so much that I immediately purchased my own Travel Bug & hope to start playing REAL SOON!

Of course.. I'm not getting a tattoo of it. Instead, I thought it would be fun to attach the Travel Bug to my favorite teddy bear, Destiny. Then I'll carry Destiny with me wherever I go throughout my travels~ ^_^ This way people can track me throughout the world without me being the actual object being tracked. Eventually, I'll have my ship- Then I'll purchase a 2nd Travel Bug & attach it to my ship so that everyone can track my ship as well as I sail around the world! ;) I plan on placing that Travel Bug at the top of the main mast so that people have to actually climb aboard the ship to "discover" it- lol! :P I'm not doing the tattoo because sometimes I like being able to disappear and not have people looking for me. Having my 1st Travel Bug on my teddy bear means I can leave her at home or on the ship and disappear without having to worry about people trying to find me. 

I decided to get the Travel Bug because I felt it would be a fun & neat way for people to follow me on my journey through other people's stories of finding Destiny and thus meeting me~ :) This way those who wish to follow me on my journey will not only get to read my side of the story through here, but will also get to read other people's stories of meeting me on geocaching.com! :D I felt that getting to see many sides & many stories about my journey would make things far more interesting & fun for everyone who finds enjoyment in following me on my journey. I sure hope my sponsor likes the idea! My family too! Since I won't be able to post on my blog all the time, they'll be able to keep up with me now in another way as well- ^_^

Anyway! As soon as I receive my Travel Bug in the mail, I will post an image of Destiny wearing it as well as let you know what her mission is through her point of view~ ^_^ I hope ya'll are looking forward to this new aspect to my journey! :D I certainly am! XD Besides! What makes adventure more fun than adding a bit of hide-n-seek play to it for my followers, eh? ;)

LIVE YOUR DREAMS!

-Aria D Gaia

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

!!NEW!! Dream Ship Logo~ ;)

I decided to revamp and upgrade the old logo for something more epic- 

Here it is! The NEW Dream Ship Logo! :D


I LOVE IT!!! XD I hope ya'll do too! :D

LIVE YOUR DREAMS!

-Aria D Gaia

Monday, June 22, 2015

Hey~

I hope everyone out there has been well~ :) 

The past two weeks have been a bit of a nightmare for me.. :/ The heat here in Florida finally broke me last week and I ended up in an ambulance racing to the ER on Saturday the 13th with heat exhaustion & severe dehydration which triggered my heart condition leaving me nauseous, dizzy, & unable to move. Collapsing at work is NOT my idea of a good day! It completely derailed my training regimen and it's taken me a full WEEK to recover! >_< Luckily, I remained conscious the entire time.. If I had lost consciousness, they probably would have kept me in the hospital for days instead of just overnight. 

So now I have to rethink things once again. My heart condition is extremely mild thanks to the fact that I also have very low blood pressure as well. I don't even need medication for it; the doctor who diagnosed me simply placed me on a high sodium diet. I haven't had any real problems for 7+ years since changing my diet and lifestyle. However, working out is something I'm supposed to be very careful doing, so all the extra training I've been doing added to the stress of working out in the heat 8hrs a day, 5 days a week for an entire month straight was simply too much for my heart to handle.. :'( Plus.. I don't think I was fully diagnosed properly. 

The doctor diagnosed me with NeuroCardioGenic Syncope, but the test to see if I have an irregular heart beat as well was messed up by faulty machinery. However, instead of redoing the test, the doctor said heart rate was fine and sent me on my way. Since then.. every time I use any kind of heart monitoring workout equipment, I have seen that my heart rate jumps all over the place throughout my workout. When the EMS was rushing me to the hospital last Saturday, he also said that my heart rate was all over the place. He seemed extremely concerned for my well being. However, by the time I was actually seen by a doctor in the ER it was hours later and by then I was fine with no sign of an irregular heartbeat. :/ So it looks like I seriously need to see a different cardiologist for a 2nd opinion/diagnosis.

I've been putting it off for a very long time now.. First, because I had no health insurance until recently. Second, I was out of the country in South Korea for 2 years, so it was impossible to seek a 2nd opinion there. Lately, I've been putting it off simply because I didn't wish to have to spend money on something I didn't see as a problem. Now however, I realize that this is something I seriously need to have looked at.. I cannot afford to have anymore close calls! If I collapse at work once more, Workman's Comp will stick me on strict office duty whenever it's hot out. Yuck- XP Last Saturday wasn't all that scary, but it was still a wake-up call. If I'm to make my dreams come true, I need to be more aware of what my condition is so that I can compensate for it while still working towards my goal-

One trip to the ER is NOT about to make me give up my dreams! Nothing's scarier than the heart attack I had 8.5yrs ago before finding out about my condition! So long as I am careful, I can still attain my dreams & push myself to reach my goals without triggering my heart condition. ^_^ Plus, the stronger I make myself, the stronger my heart will become and the healthier I will be. If I can find a way to strengthen my heart, I may be able to rid myself of the condition altogether! :D I have hope in this~ I believe deep down in my heart & soul that I can do it- :) 

NOTHING'S GONNA STOP ME FROM LIVING MY DREAMS!! ;)

-Aria D Gaia

LIVE YOUR DREAMS!

Monday, June 8, 2015

Really...!?

Sheesh- I've been reading up on all the legal measures one must go through in order to have their non-profit organization officially recognized by the US gov't & it looks like it takes tons of money, lots of legal propaganda, and paperwork filed in order to just gain it... :/ Too bad for them that I find it all utterly ridiculous- What does any of that have to do with helping people? To me, it's all just red-tape BS. I, for one, can't stand red-tape BS... & I've no intention of letting it stop me. My crew & I can get out there and help people if we wish without gov't recognition! All it takes is collective action-

I never have agreed with the way things are done these days. :/ Humans are meant to be free- If we wish to help someone or do something, then we should be able to do just that; so long as we aren't hurting others in the process anyway. That's what our ancestors did in the past~ They went wherever they wished, did whatever they wished, & lived wherever & however they wished. All this modern civilization with its rules & regulations was created later by people who wished to rule over their fellow man, thus removing our God-given freedoms. & I, for one, refuse to give in to it. I've always hated being told what to do & how to live. Well..? I'm not going to listen any longer. 

Yeah, sure- I'll cooperate with employers for the time being in order to gather the funds needed in order to build my ship and take back my freedom, but otherwise I'm not listening. This world needs a complete reboot & upgrade.. If I can't change it on my own, then I can at least get the ball rolling! Actually... there's been many great minds, before my mediocre one came along, that have been voicing these things for over a hundred years prior to this. So.. instead of getting the ball rolling, I'm going to give it another rejuvenating push through my life & actions. Some may call me a rebel or a visionary and still others may call me a law-breaker or even a pirate. I don't care- People can call me whatever they like, it's not going to stop me from living my dreams. Let them think & say whatever they wish- As long as I am true to me, that's all that matters!

Aria D Gaia

LIVE YOUR DREAMS!

Update-

Hey everyone- It's been a while since my last post, so I just wanted to give you all a quick update. I've been working hard towards my Cycle America Tour & my ultimate goal of getting Dream Ship up and running as a globally recognized non-profit organization. I just finished contacting a PMRHS.org for further information and advice on how to get things rolling in the right direction. If any of you out there reading this has any information that you feel might be helpful to me, please feel free to email me anytime at D.S.SunnyFreedom@gmail.com- :)

I'm also two months away from applying for my legal name change in order to take on the name Aria D Gaia officially~ I have been trying to get the money together for almost a year now, but kept running into other issues that prevented me from being able to save up the $400 required for the court fees to process my name change petition. However, with the raise I received this past month, I should have the money required available by the end of August. ;) It'll be so nice to finally be able to shed this old name of mine and take on my new name officially! I've been waiting for so long to hear others call me Aria on a daily basis. ^_^

Anyway! I'll try to give bi-weekly updates from now on- Things are rolling forward at an ever increasing rate, so it won't be long now before I'll be heading out on my Cycle America Tour in order to gather my crew. :) Keep checking back for more information on my travels & plans!

Take care, ya'll-

Aria D Gaia

LIVE YOUR DREAMS!