Yesterday, Mike figured out that my upcoming trip will cover approximately (give or take a side trip or two) 9,726 miles and will cover 28 different states. I am a person who is easily overwhelmed and this to me is overwhelming. How am I going to do this alone? What was I thinking? Am I crazy for taking this on for my first solo trip?
Then I realized I have a lot of people behind me, who want me to succeed. I have my faith that God will provide and I know deep (really deep) inside I have the strength do this. I am probably a little crazy for taking this on, but nothing worth doing is ever going to be easy.
I have spent most of my life not stepping out and trying anything different. I have stayed on the safe course while longing for the strength to try something new. When I did try something new, I always quickly reverted back to my safe shell. Years pass and you realize that there are more check marks in the failure column than the success column. I am tired of living afraid and I plan that this trip will be my “defining moment” where I stop being afraid, women up and do something scary and cool at the same time.
I have said this many times, but I could not do this without the support of friends, family and people I have not met. The support I have received is overwhelming and I am going to do my best to add this trip to my success column. Fear is only fear if I continue to let it be. That is not to say that I will not keep a healthy dose of it just to stay safe, but I am talking about the unhealthy fear that makes you stop moving, tightens your chest and causes you to not breathe. I am saying goodbye to unhealthy fear and hello to a new and improved me.
9,726 miles and 28 states….here I come!!
Thank you again for your support and love!! I truly need it and appreciate it more than you will ever know!!