I have always wanted to travel, but I spent most of my life afraid. I would think of all things that could happen and I would be paralyzed with fear. That fear barely let me leave the house for a couple of years. Embracing the fear made me feel better, I thought it actually kept me safe when in reality it just kept me prisoner. I overcame some of it, but fear still has its grips on me..even today. But thanks to my brave friends and new friends I am meeting locally and via the Internet, I am casting my fears away, casting them onto the Lord where they belong.
This trip has no political agenda, no hidden meanings or undercurrents, it is strictly about a shy and fearful woman waking from her self-induced small world view and doing something totally out of character with the hopes of being better. I want to be better on all levels: a better person, a better wife, a better sister, a better friend and a better citizen of the world. I cannot do that with the blinders I have on.
Thank you again for taking this journey with me. I think it is going to be a wild ride!