Look for the blog posts sometime in 2015. ;-)
Until then, a travel quote from William Least Heat-Moon about shedding one's real life and living in the moment of an adventure:
What you’ve done becomes the judge of what you’re going to do – especially in other people’s minds. When you’re traveling, you are what you are right there and then. People don’t have your past to hold against you. No yesterdays on the road.