This Cheryl Strayed quote has been my mantra lately. Some days I wake up and I can't believe what I'm about to do. The fear creeps in before I'm even able to emerge from under the covers. Some days I can't see any other option. On these days, I get goosebumps just thinking about it. I've been planning this trip for over a year. But as I cull down my belongings and pack my car it feels as if I've planned nothing at all.
I have no idea what to expect once I drive away. This mixture of panic, elation, self-doubt and blinding confidence has left me spinning. I have a feeling that this is the cocktail of emotions I'll be getting drunk on for the next year.
I'm not holding myself to any specific plan. The beauty of this is in it's flexibility. If something isn't working... I'll stop. How freeing. How simultaneously nauseating!
So there it is. Hello, fear. Thank you for being here.