There is this person named Harold. He has been a big part of my life since he and I were both 17. We've talked about life, philosophy, our relationships with people, spirituality, and everything you can possibly imagine. He and I are both Geminis and have a similar sense of humor and our life path has gone the same direction. Interestingly enough, I have never met Harold in person. We have talked on the phone, chatted through webcam, and we have did this one and off for 5 years. Now, he's coming to see me from Texas in a month. I am so excited! I love him in such a deep soul level that I cannot explain. I think he could be the one. I think this could be it.


Colton Harris-Moore!

This guy is my idol:

Colton Harris-Moore (born March 22, 1991), better known as Colt in his home town, is a fugitive from Camano Island, Washington. He is suspected in the theft of at least five small aircraft, a boat and two cars, and in the burglaries of at least 100 private residences in various locations around the Pacific Northwest of the United States and Canada. On the Fourth of July, 2010 he may have stolen an airplane in Indiana and fled to the Bahamas.

He became known as the "Barefoot Bandit" by reportedly committing several of his crimes barefoot.

Colton Harris-Moore grew up in his mother's house in Camano Island, Washington.[2] Neighbors said they made several calls to Child Protective Services, believing Colton was neglected or abused.[2] In fact, Colton's abusive father walked out when he was about two years old, after choking him during an argument at a family barbecue.[3] According to his mother, Pam Kohler, his stepfather died when he was about seven years old, and from the time Colton was in the first grade, she knew there was something off about him – a "sort of a disconnection". He wouldn't listen to his teachers, started altercations at school, and sometimes deliberately broke things around the house, Kohler said. He started living in the wild at the age of seven, and would break into vacation homes in the area, stealing blankets and food, and then disappear into the forest for days.[4] His first conviction for stolen property came at age 12, and by the time he was 13, he had three more. Each conviction brought a 10-day stay in a detention center, or community service. His mother once said, "Every time he had anything any good, everyone thought he stole it. What does that do to a kid?"[5] In 2003, police found a neighbor's camcorder in his home. Never before sentenced to more than a month,[2] he fled a three-year sentence by walking out of a halfway house in April 2008.[6]

[edit] Suspected offenses

Harris-Moore is suspected to be responsible for approximately 100 burglaries in Washington, Idaho, and Canada, including bicycles, automobiles, light aircraft, and speedboats.[3] It is believed that he learned how to fly small planes by reading aircraft manuals and handbooks and by playing flight simulator computer games.[4] One plane he stole was a Cessna 182 belonging to KZOK-FM radio personality Bob Rivers, which was valued at $150,000. The plane was later recovered from the Yakama Indian Reservation, though it was so badly damaged that it was a total loss.[6] He is known to visit areas with wireless internet access, and use a laptop computer.[7] Some locals believe that his burglaries are not for the money, but to experience the fantasy of the happy home life he never had as a child. According to local sheriffs, he often would slip into a home just to soak in a hot bath or steal ice cream from the refrigerator. Initially, he would steal only what he needed for life in the woods, as a survivalist. Once, he allegedly used one homeowner's computer and stolen credit card to order bear mace and a pair of $6,500 night vision goggles.[3]

On May 30 or 31, 2010, police found a handwritten note and $100 at a veterinary clinic in Raymond, Washington, approximately 95 miles (153 kilometers) southwest of Seattle. The note read:[8]

“ Drove by, had some extra cash. Please use this cash for the care of animals --Colton Harris-Moore, (AKA: "The Barefoot Bandit") Camano Island, WA. ”

In late June 2010, Colton had been a suspect of vehicle thefts stretching as far east as Illinois. The trail of suspected thefts attributed to Colton passes through Idaho, South Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa, and Illinois. Police found a 2008 white Toyota Sequoia in Norfolk, Nebraska, which was reported stolen in Yankton, South Dakota. Later that day, several burglaries were reported at Karl Stefan Memorial Airport, located one mile (1.6 km) south of where the SUV was abandoned.[9][10] A truck owned by the town of Ottumwa, Iowa was later recovered in Dallas City, Illinois.[11] On July 4, 2010, a Cessna 400 single-engine plane was reported stolen from the Bloomington, Indiana airport – it was later found crashed in the shoreline waters of Great Abaco Island in the Bahamas, again leading to speculation that Harris-Moore was responsible.[12] Shortly afterward, seven break-ins then took place across the island, during which Harris-Moore was captured on a security camera. The Royal Bahamas Police Force has begun a manhunt, which Harris-Moore has so far been able to elude.[13] On July 6, 2010, a federal judge in Washington state formally federally indicted Colton Harris-Moore for interstate transport of stolen property/airplane theft. The FBI is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to his arrest, and federal agents believe that he is responsible for the recent Indiana theft.[14]


Life Lately

So after turning 22 in May, I realized life is moving on regardless of how much I want to stop time. I feel like I'm getting old or maybe it is just the beginning of getting old.  Either way, I am feeling such pressure to pick a career, get married in the next 5 years, and have children. Wow, that's a lot of expectations society places on us as human beings. I would at least like to know what it is I'm supposed to be doing with my life. I went to massage therapy school, but decided it wasn't for me. I went through CNA class and decided it wasn't for me. I went to bartending school and decided it wasn't for me. I'm in college and not sure which degree I should be picking.

I used to think I had it all figured out before high school ended. Turns out, I didn't. I lost my virginity at age 18 with a man 12 years my senior. I still have no regrets--he was a very spiritual person and the connection was there. I felt like I grew tremendously from age 18-19. Since then, I feel in many ways my spiritual life has come to a hault and I have no idea what I should be doing.

In March of this year I broke up with my boyfriend of two years, Seth. He said he wanted to marry me, have kids with me, etc. He would have been great for all of those things, but something did not feel right. I am still soul searching. Since then, my old roommate and now ex best friend decided to date him and now he's apparently wanting to propose to her. Wow, did I wonder if I made a mistake or not. I can't believe she did that? What does friendship mean these days? I cried everyday for a while over this and went to therapy because I felt so betrayed and heartbroken that my friend who date my ex after we just broke up. I also wondered if I may have turned down the love of my life. I'm thinking differently now, but it's still hard to deal with.

Oh, I forgot to mention my car died today at the light so I am at my family's house borrowing their car for transportation to work.

There is so much more on my mind. I should sleep soon.

Until another time,