Monday, August 23, 2010

Day 9

Today I had the opportunity to spend some time with this journal as I became the writer in Kate’s absence. Side note: WE MISS YOU ALREADY, KATE! GET BACK SOON! Every member of this expedition has already brought so much to the table and I cannot wait to see how this trip unfolds before us.

Many of us are familiar with the feeling of embarking on a major journey or trial. Your first day of college, or at a new place of work. Or maybe even the feeling of that first time out with that someone who had you smitten in three seconds flat. There is a lot of work to be done but the view at the end seems so promising. It’s the tiny glimpses of beauty along the way that will keep you going – like finding a space in the canopy. A space where the stars seem like holes punched in a dark blanket.

Rations have been pulled and the trailers are nearly loaded to the brim. The excitement and nerves are bound up so tight that it’s almost sickening. It’s a one-of-a-kind feeling to say the least. Nearly at the 24 hour mark – IT’S GAME DAY!

“The very essence of leadership is that you have to have a vision. You can’t blow an uncertain trumpet.” – Theodore Hesburgh


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