“Do you know," Peter asked, "why swallows build in the eaves of houses? It is to listen to the stories.” ~ J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan


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.



  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 !

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

  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!


  4. go, go, baby!

    and guess what my word verification is right now?

    "tests". seriously, it's tests.

    xxoo, g

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

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

  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.

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


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