J's Pursuit of Opportunity

Organized by: Johnathan Potts

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THE STORY:

It all started when I traveled to South America the summer of 2013, thanks to the awesome Frances L. Phillips Travel Scholarship from my university,  UNC-Chapel Hill. I returned to the States and immediately started planning to study abroad in India for my final semester, with the intention of staying abroad, of travel afterwards. I knew I’d have no money and would have to figure that out, taking it as an opportunity to explore the idea of “community".

I come from a space placed between two small towns in Robeson County, a community of First Americans, “a place where we are everything.”  My forays into Anthropology and Global Studies nurtured a desire to better understand community and communication, especially community. In my studies, questions of sustainability were ever present and I’ve developed several pursuits of mine own; to explore co-dependence, self-liberalization, localization, food…

I wish to explore these movements, these ideas, with the knowledge that what I learn through experience cannot be replicated back home but used as an example. Just like writing. Another interest, grappling with my instinct and logic to communicate and explore thought. By pen. Bi-pedal. I pace a lot. These interests of mine are my sights to see, and since I am attempting to do all of this by word of mouth, I never have a plan. Just ideas.

Ultimately, you are giving me money to just do my own thang… As you can tell, I’m good at selling myself. Most of the money with go to food; believe you me, ya gurl love to eat. To accommodation. Coffee of course. Networking (that’s the part where I have a beer).

I left India in late July and spent 4 months in Thailand working, exploring, and awaiting opportunities; to learn of a place to farm, build stuff, act as an event planner, pose nude for an art class, whatever. After 4 months I began to establish some awesome relationships and branch out my contacts, and as my visa came to an end a friend of a friend sent me here: to Cambodia. Currently, I’m working with one fella on a project of his own. It’s crazy because we met three months ago and talked about our mutual interests and his previous ventures, only for him to disappear after suddenly becoming ill. So now, over three months later, I met him here in town and am joining him for a bit. Unfortunately he’s not able to offer me accommodation. 

I’ve become really interested in letter writing and reading texts aloud, exclusively. Writing is my primary goal at the moment, so I hope to eventually be in a space that inspires that side of me. This exploration itself is incentive to write and explore my own style so I never lack material, but if you would like to receive a letter, donation or not, please send me an email and include your address.

Thanks you for donating and sharing!

Also, 

Blog: thoughtsoracle.tumblr.com

Email: johnathanp2010@gmail.com

$1,330

 

67% Raised of$2,000 Goal

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  • Billie

    $100

  • MW aka Gayle

    $200

  • Cj & jacob

    $50

  • KC

    $50

  • Christian

    $20

  • John A. Lowry

    $20

  • R. Cooper

    $30

  • Anonymous

     

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $60

  • Dulce Castillo

     

  • Sean

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $60

  • Anonymous

    $60

  • Cheydizzle

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • fetishboy217

    $100

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  • Chrissssssyyyyyy

    $50

  • Chrissy

    $50

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Donor Comments

Chrissy

Chrissy

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Chrissssssyyyyyy

Chrissssssyyyyyy

DONATION: $50

Have sooooo much fun you sexy beast!!! Miss you! 3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

4 years ago

fetishboy217

fetishboy217

DONATION: $100

In memory of those harmed in the horrifying events of September 11, 2001. 4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

Happy Belated Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas! 4 years ago

Cheydizzle

Cheydizzle

DONATION: $20

I'm so sorry it isn't more. I've been getting better at saving (I'm becoming such an adult, you'd be proud or appalled with me-being in charge of 90+ kids will change you...), so I wanted to share with you. I love your blog-when I read it I imagine your voice reading it to me!!! I miss you terribly, your sass, dance moves, and advice "you need to get yo life together." I will give more whenever I am able. Keep fighting darling, and save a date for me when you come home! 4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $60

for Johnathan with an h! 4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $60

Hope this helps soome. 4 years ago

Sean

Sean

DONATION: $50

Went through several interations of lame joke before I gave up and wrote this. 4 years ago

Dulce Castillo

Dulce Castillo

<3 4 years ago

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