Reaching To The Other Side of Fear

One of my biggest fears is stagnation.

For years, I quieted this fear by embarking on epic adventures a few times per year, from a balloon ride in Cappadocia, Turkey, to summiting Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, to running one of my overall 25 marathons up volcanoes around Lake Atitlan in Guatemala. After each of these adventures, I returned home to my comfortable (but extremely small!) New York apartment, settled into my 50 hour/week work grind and plugged away diligently as a nurse practitioner. When the feeling of stagnation settled in again, I would just book my next adventure to overcome it once more.

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When Transition Becomes Transformation

Last night I watched the most beautiful sunset that I've seen during my 2 1/2 months in Southeast Asia.  Bright sun rays engulfed the clouds and beamed through the vibrant pink, orange and yellow hues in the sky. As the sun faded into darkness, a brilliantly golden full moon slowly made it's ascent into the night sky.  The orbital dance was so seamlessly beautiful. 

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