Today’s the day! At 7:50 this evening, I depart for Tanzania and for the hike of a lifetime. And then I’m off to the beautiful land of Scotland to experience it for the first time.
In the realm of mountain climbing, Kilimanjaro is quite tame. But for me it’s the biggest mountain I’ve tried to climb. And even though I’ve been preparing for months to hike it, I’ve been consistently very nervous about it – the altitude, the risks, the everything!
Today, I’m finding some calm amidst the nervousness. I’m going to try to take it one day at a time, one step at a time. And enjoy the triumphs and muscle through the downturns.
Thanks to everyone who donated money, who offered me support, who shared information and who were there to lift me up when I was bogged down in nerves.
Now, if you don’t mind, I’m outta here. my mountain is waiting…