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Why Bother with Change?

So its day 254 of my journey I only have 20 days left to complete the last 122 miles to reach 1000. A question I get asked and a question I ask myself often is why. Why do this. Why put myself through this especially now that I need to walk 6 miles everyday no matter what is happening in my life. It is hard not to take a day off.

So the why. To grow. To become. It is the one thing that separates human beings from all life on this planet. We create. If you give a child a stick they will instantly start creating. It’s a plane it’s a magic wand etc. We lose this in life when we get afraid of change. We stay at jobs that don’t fulfill us. We stay in relationships that are lifeless and stagnant and don’t help us become. We usually stay stuck because of fear. Fear of the unknown. Fear of failure. Fear of success. But mostly fear of change in general.

To me this is death. There is a saying that goes like this “Dream something so big that you can’t possibly achieve it. Then become the person who can”. When I dreamed this I couldn’t walk 10 miles a day carrying 45lbs. Now I can. I know that because I did. I am still doing it. I have been sick with several colds a double ear infection and a broken toe but I did not stop. I had to let go of something inside of me fear, doubt, pain in order to keep going. To become. I don’t know what yet that this is turning me into but I will let you know when I find out. I started out to hike a hike but the hike hijacked me and transformed me. Now its leading me, calling me. My hope for you who are following this is that you let the whispers that are calling you to lead you. Just get up and start walking. Follow them lose yourself until you become. It is incredible!