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1.09.2011

last night - baton rouge, today - florida


crossing the atchafalaya basin yesterday evening.
18 mile bridge.

so far, so good.  i am sitting here in a motel room on the florida side of baton rouge and about to dry my hair and head on out.  the anxiety is still with me, as it always is, but a phone conversation with the ever-wonderful michael last night reminded me to just take this a day at a time, that turning around is always an option, but so is moving forward.  today, this morning at least, the direction is forward. 

soon the gulf will be within view.

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8 comments:

  1. One day at a time, one moment at a time, baby steps...keep moving forward and remembering what awaits you on the other side...
    Deep breaths and sighs.
    And hugs !

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  2. baby steps. :) and how much do i love the word atchafalaya?

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  3. Michael's advice is sound. I always feel comforted when taking on something big, remembering that I can turn around. Somehow knowing that helps me go forward.

    Love the 18 mile bridge - driven it a few times with a certain cat in tow. I dream of that bridge sometimes. Say hello for me.

    P.S. You can do this. You are doing it! Look at you!

    :)

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  4. go, go, baby!

    and guess what my word verification is right now?

    "tests". seriously, it's tests.

    xxoo, g

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  5. Oh keep going...Florida will be a blast. Wish I was there ;) Enjoy!!

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  6. thinking of you....you are so close!!

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  7. Good for you, pushing forward through the fear. I always get anxious when I travel, but the pushing forward I am always amazed I did it. Cheering you on - Hooray! Have fun! I know you will be so proud of yourself.

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  8. Just sailing on, despite your fears.
    That is a beautiful thing.
    And it gives me hope.
    xo

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