Episode 19: Keep On Going (featuring Luke Dohrman)
Updated: Sep 4, 2019
The most unconventional episode of Relish The Journey to-date.
Why is this unconventional?
This was recorded just after 3:00 a.m. on the balcony of a beach house in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina during Luke Dohrman's bachelor party.
Painting the scene
The bachelor party weekend started on a Thursday, but I had a work event and was unable to leave until after work on Friday. So I was faced with a few options - pay a ridiculous amount for a flight down and back or suck it up and drive.
I drove from 5:00 p.m. Friday evening straight through until almost 3:00 a.m. Saturday. I arrived to a raucous greeting of my friends who had been enjoying themselves on the beach all day. I, of course joined in on the fun and went to bed at about 8:00 a.m. to wake up at about 11:00 a.m. for the day's activities. Gotta love 5-hour energy shots.
So, after a day at the shooting range and various restaurants/bars, Luke (the bachelor) turns to me and says "let's do the podcast!". I had been trying to set up a time with Luke to do this for months with no luck. He asked me to bring my equipment along but I never actually thought we'd fit it in.
But we did! (I'm shaking my head as I write this. I know Luke is too as he reads this.)
So now that you know a little bit about the day leading up to me hitting record, you should have a new appreciation for how awake and not-drunk we sound. Even though, at many times, the opposite was true and I fell asleep while Luke was talking (thank God for editing).
Luke got deep very quick. I asked him what he wanted to talk about, and he replied with "let's talk about happiness." This is one of the many reasons why Luke and I connect and why he was a groomsman in my wedding and now I am one for his. He's one of those friends that can take a conversation from joking and locker room talk to high-level philosophy.
Ultimately, this three words of "Keep On Going" sums up his personality well. Luke is a grinder. He earned his Masters in Finance degree while holding down a full-time job and working to plan a wedding, and never lets his work load take away from his traveling and personal growth.
Maybe one day I'll release the full three-hour conversation, but for now enjoy this curated piece of bachelor party audio.