“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”
- Anais Nin
Achieving a goal is a feeling incomparable…
St. Augustine. A dream. A goal. A destination that has been hovering on the distant horizon of our minds and hearts and conversations for months. She greets us. With all the reality in the universe. And all the feelings of a dream. I couldn’t yell or scream as I dipped my tires in the Atlantic. I could only smile, and gaze out into the waves, into the blue… and soak it all in. That warm sticky ocean air. The soft sand slipping between my toes. The smile on Garrett’s face. Tears quietly welled up behind my eyes… and I smiled some more. Because I couldn’t help it… We’ve done it… We’re here. And I am speechless.
I pause to think of the hundreds of people in Africa and Asia who’s lives will be forever changed by the money raised through this journey… and I cry again. Tears of joy. And gratitude. And I think of all our friends and family, and clients and sponsors who have supported us so whole-heartedly… and I cry again. Because I can’t help it. joyful. alive. and happy, truly happy. We could not have done this without every single one of you. And I thank you. For believing in us. And believing in each other. And contributing to a world that is now a better place, because of YOU. Let’s never stop. Let’s never stop doing what we’re doing… Because, together, we CAN make all the difference. Namaste.