We have to stretch further than we think we can to find out just how far we can go. Lately, my future feels a little dangerous to me. I feel like I’m skating across very thin ice. I’m taking on new, big, exciting endeavors that I’ve done tried before now that demand a lot of my time, energy, and attention. Sometimes I sit straight up in bed in the middle of the night and my only thoughts are, “What have I done? What am I going to do? Who do I think I am?”
And then I take a deep breath. I go back to the beginning, like I’ve done so many times before. I remind myself why I started this improbable journey and all of the beautiful things that have fallen into place through hard work, dedication, and my steadfast belief in the power of a community united behind a common goal.
“I need more sleep,” I think to myself. It’s almost dawn. In a few hours, I’ll need to be up and about looking danger in the face without flinching. Better to live in the now. The future will be here soon enough, and when it arrives, I’ll be ready for it.