How long until you start your journey? I look forward to reading about your adventures! It’s going to be an awesome experience, I swear. There will be stressful times as well, I assure you but they are an opportunity to create something meaningful from them. Please always remember that.
I’m a bit jealous that you’re doing it now and I have to wait. (I’m totally selfish, apparently.) If you make it to the states you have a place to stay in Iowa.