We’re here. The day has crept closer and closer and today she’s ready.
From announcing in my 2019 life review that I was going to climb Kilimanjaro in October 2020 (ah, EOY 2019, you calm before the storm) to fleshing out the reasons I was doing it (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3) to getting the heart crushing news that it was delayed the day after I was told ‘it’s on!’ in January 2021 and dealing with the emotional fallout and re-training.
From the trip-specific gear gathering dust now safely tucked into my bags to the hometown mountain I was scared of but conquered in July, it has been a long season. And now…we do this.
In February I wrote:
“It is 210 days until September 19th, 2021.
209 sunrises to go.
209 beats of rest in whatever time signature this song is in.
209 blank pages until book 3.”
Heart siren – it’s time to see the clouds beneath us and sing this song.
Capable, strong body – you’re ready, you’re prepared right, you can, you can you can.
Soul who told herself ‘no’ too often – you are more than enough, it’s time to ‘yes.’
Welcome to Book 3.