I used to think that Big Dreams were for Other People. Don't get me wrong, I was happy with what I had, where I was. Complacent. And then, and then I was given the opportunity to completely re-imagine my life. To start over and be the Real Me. The Me I had always secretly imagined but was afraid to recognize.
Now I have room in my heart for big dreams. The Biggest. There is no doubt in my mind that I can accomplish pretty much anything I set my mind to do, as long as I'm disciplined and diligent about preparing and training for it. And as long as I believe in myself.
You can too.
Over the past few years, with the help of my strong faith and some incredible people, friends who loved me and believed in me when I didn't believe in myself, I've been discovering the Real Me. Getting to know her again and making a plan for the future. It's exciting to throw off the shackles of fear and doubt! It's thrilling to imagine a life without limits, to go for my dreams, big and small.
Just over ten months from today, instead of doubt or fear, I'll carry each and every one of those amazing friends in my heart as I continue my journey to be the best TPG I can be. For 140.6 miles.
And I couldn't be more excited.