Living the Dream
Well it is just about that time. I am slowly packing up my life into my storage shed and laying out all the goodies that are coming with me on this grand journey.
As always, the pre lift-off jitters and logistical snafus are starting to show themselves. But alas, it shall pass and in 6 days from today I will be setting foot in Anchorage,AK and not returning back for another 70+ days.
I finally got my bike from Paul and Tam Bikes this weekend and keep eyeing it trying to figure out whether this new machine will me my best friend or foe for the next 70+ days. Regardless, failing serious injury in the next few days, I shall soon embark on my epic 2,600 mile bike ride.
At this point I am feeling very nervous. not so much about failing but more about how I am going to deal with the enormous amount of solo time that I will no doubt be experiencing. Part of me is ready for the challenge of facing myself with no distractions experiencing myself in a totally true and honest way. The other part is afraid of how much i might end up re-examing my life and over-analyzing everything under the sun to ignore the pain of loneliness.
Only time will tell how I cope but one thing is for certain. I have been handed a great opportunity and I shall return from this adventure a changed person.
I would like to thank everyone who made this possible. words can not describe how much this means to me and there is a very special place in my heart for everyone who made this possible.
Much love to all and look forward to my next post about gear and logistical prep for the trip.