The time is finally here and reality is setting in. This is really happening!
I will be carrying three very important items for encouragement. First, a small coin that my wife gave me titled “Never Alone”. Second, a fortune that I got from a cookie over the summer. It reads, “Use your abilities at this time to stay focused on your goal. You will succeed.” And lastly, a necklace of Saint Christopher that was given to me by a dear friend. While these three items total no more than 1 ounce of weight, they hold the most value of what I will carry. I’m not a religious man but I am spiritual. These are symbols of love, encouragement, and protection… very powerful, and greatly appreciated!!!
On to one last thing. I’ve never been a fan of posting selfie’s on social media. But in this case, I need to make an exception. When I look back at this journey, I’ll need to see the before, during, and after pictures of myself.
See you on the trail!!!!!