The Road Behind Me
BEND TO PORTLAND
Traversed two mountain passes.
The full route started and ended with warm sunny days, but sandwiched in the middle with hail, sleet and snow.
My amazing friends in Bend picked me up and drove me out the next morning where I left off so I could walk freely without my cart.
Some friends walked with me the first few days. (Thank you to those walked through the initial "fire" with me!)
Camp was dry for two days and rained the rest, I'm growing webbed feet.
When I can't walk anymore, I can still dance.
What keeps me moving forward is the conviction of my calling- especially in the moments I want to quit.
I'm enjoying not carrying a mirror. I go days without seeing myself and feel more confident.
Ostriches don't bury their heads in the sand, they would suffocate.
A short note of appreciation to Lisa Ann McCall -for your support in helping me find ways to enjoy my walk and keep my Vibram five-fingers!
Janine, Deb and Iris- for offering a place to stay, a warm meal and good conversations.
Elyse, Chelsea, Josh, Matt, Kellie, Ryan, Shireen and Leah for making it out to Breitenbush for a hot soak and a song-filled evening. Your energy kept me going.
And thank you to those who have donated already in just the first month. I'm able to send $100 to World Pulse.
The Road Ahead of Me
I'm headed into the most desolate part of my walk. Few people and fewer stores to restock on food and water.
There's limited internet access but I will keep my eye open for a way to communicate with you!
Thanks for being on the journey with me.