Today, Wednesday 3rd December 2014, I get on to my bicycle and I cycle out of Ushuaia. The same bicycle that I rode away from my front door and cycled to Spain on.
Way back in July when I posted Time to Roll the Furry Dice, I dreamt of this day. I honestly gave myself less than a 50% chance of getting to Spain, I thought my knees would give in, let alone that I would get to cycle out of Ushuaia with the whole of the Americas stretching ahead of me.
That sentence sends a shiver down my spine.
I am an ordinary person, trying to make sense of life and play the cards I am dealt. This trip was an impossible dream I once had, something other people, who know more, who are more experienced, who are more confident individuals, did.
I’m attempting to do something that makes me want to run home, eat a pizza, drink wine and watch TV.
Yes I’m scared. Yes I don’t know what I am doing or quite what I am getting into. You never really do with anything in life until you begin.
If I can have one wish from my words on this website. It is that someone reading it goes out and does that scary thing they don’t really believe they are capable of. The thing other people do but they can’t.
Today I start painting my rainbow. I truly wonder how far it will go. To be able to begin is something I will treasure forever, as is all the support, love and encouragement from friends, family and strangers. Thank you one and all, however this is merely the End of the Beginning!
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