Raymond 0. Arsenault, Ph.D.
David R. Carr, Ph.D.
Keith White, Ph.D.
University of South Florida St. Petersburg
To fulfill the University Honors Program's thesis requirement, I have written a narrative account of the three week/forty-eight state road trip I took with my sister and a friend in the summer of 1995. This odyssey across the United States proved to be one of the most profound growing experiences of my life and I wanted to examine some of the issues involved in this brand of travel, especially those of self examination and self-discovery. When I decided to take this trip, I was at the lowest point I'd ever been in a life littered with low points. As a child born into chaos, I'd been seeking safety and predictability ever since I quit high school and escaped home at age seventeen. Finding stability in a number of mind-numbingly boring jobs, I had quite forsaken the prospect of realizing a true and lasting happiness through self-realization.
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