What a journey this has been! As I sit here at the Fabulous 40’s Motel (taking the day off with 60mph gusts of wind), I am easily reminded of how grateful I am. I have had the most extreme highs and lows mentally, spiritually, and physically in these first 99 days. I would not be in Adrian,TX without the help and support of all of you. Thank you so very much! I am about 25 miles to the New Mexico boarder, which I will hit tomorrow! I hope everyone is able to enjoy their Holiday Season!
This past week, I have made a lot of progress spiritually and mentally. In Amarillo, I met a lady Leslie that took me to AA meeting, and had dinner after. She is 4 years sober, and we had some phenominal discussions on God and sobriety. Yesterday I was at peace and felt some serenity, while walking 28 miles, with up to 35mph winds SMACKING me in the face the entire day. I was able to put one foot in front of the other, often times feeling like I was in quicksand, for 9 hours and 27.5miles. Sometimes, thats how life can feel. Never feeling like we are making any progress, but yet when we look up at the end of the day, we were able to get through regardless of what was hitting us in the face all day!!
The experiences I have had the first 2/3 (roughly) of the trip have been indescribable at times. This has been by far the most challenging thing/journey/endevour/path/life changing event that I have ever been through, and I am so excited to see what the remaining 6-8weeks have to offer!! The awareness I have gained of myself as person and what makes me tick, has been eye opening and welcomed. Each day gives me the opportunity to learn something about myself, and it has been incredible!!
I know it is the Holiday Season, and the world has been crazy this past year. If you do typically donate to a charity this time of year, please consider Addiction Awareness Across America, every little bit helps and we are definitely helping and inspiring many who are struggling!