10 Apr


I can’t believe that Rachel and I leave for our road trip adventure Thursday! I feel such a mix of emotions! I am BEYOND excited to finally tackle this dream, explore America, have an adventure, learn, eat and dive into the unknown and but I also feel anxious because I don’t know what to expect and that always gets me wound up. Isn’t it strange how excitement and fear can sometimes be so closely intertwined?

I was talking to Ali yesterday and she reminded me that the inspiration for taking this trip was to jump into the unknown, feel free, unrestricted and in the moment.

Now that the trip is so close I realize that the very thing I crave the most is starting to make me feel uncomfortable.

I crave adventure but I feel conflicted about taking the time from my everyday life to seek it and my brain is trying very hard to fight this impeding adventure.

I’m sure that once Rachel and I get in the car at 5am on Thursday morning, with coffees in hand and huge grins on our faces, that none of the concerns I feel now will even matter.

It will only be us and the open road at that point.

That image makes me smile.

Just as I was contemplating all of this, Rachel sent me this video…a sign I think.

It’s a must watch and a good reminder for us all!


10 Responses to “89”

  1. PM April 10, 2012 at 9:04 am #

    I love Rachel and her video!!!! I love you!!! It’s going to be a great trip!!!

  2. Mind Margins April 10, 2012 at 9:07 am #

    Loved the video. Good reminder that life is short, adventure is what it’s all about.

  3. Loni Found Herself April 10, 2012 at 9:07 am #

    I’m so excited for you! I completely understand those conflicting emotions, too. On one hand I really feel like I’m living the best possible version of my life when I travel and explore, but on the other hand I get really antsy about all that adventure.

    You’re going to have a blast!

    • katemcclafferty April 10, 2012 at 9:22 pm #

      Right??!! Ahhh life…so very complicated. I hope to see you when I return!! Maybe we can all have dinner before we head to Sedona!

  4. sarah April 10, 2012 at 9:27 am #

    I’m SO excited for the two of you! Have an absolutely amazingly fantastical trip 🙂
    oh, and I am completely in LOVE with the picture & quote at the begining of this blog post. It’s such a perfectly simple message, and so so true!

    • katemcclafferty April 10, 2012 at 9:23 pm #

      Sarah, thank you so much!! I;m so excited to have you on the journey with us!! xo

  5. gregorychankins April 10, 2012 at 12:14 pm #

    Apprehension and excitement are the wide eyed child that stands just behind us, saying “go!” and “don’t go!” all in the same breath. The funny thing is, when you take that first step forward the child disappears and you forget she was ever there because the child is you and you just grew up a little bit more. 

    If I don’t get a chance to comment on your blog before you go, Kate, have a safe trip and a wonderful journey. And take it easy on the Red Bull; being able to sleep at night makes for better days on the road. 

    • katemcclafferty April 10, 2012 at 9:21 pm #

      Gregory, I love that analogy. So very true. I always appreciate your thoughtful words and thoughts. Thank you….:)

  6. passionfortruths April 10, 2012 at 9:46 pm #

    Nice video! The Abraham Lincoln’s quote is one of my favorites. L-I-F-E ….. Life Is Facilitating Experience.:)

  7. rebecca koo April 11, 2012 at 7:58 pm #

    AWESOME!!! So love this, and the video was amazing!!! Thank you!

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