Yesterday, for the first time in my life, I went snowmobiling. Let me tell you, if you live in or get the chance to visit a snowy area, I highly recommend it. I was admittedly very nervous at first. The last time I attempted a new extreme sport in Colorado, it didn’t go well. And that was only on a bike. This time, I was subjecting myself to driving a somewhat large piece of machinery through narrow trails with trees and next to steep cliffs.
As it turns out, I’m really glad I went. The scenery couldn’t have been more beautiful and riding the snowmobile was amazingly fun, even when we were just scooting along slowly.
Moving to Colorado, within itself, was a big risk for me. I had never even been to the state before I packed up my things and drove 1,500 miles to my new home. And I guess something about the move has helped me to expand me horizons in terms of what I’m willing to try. Maybe it’s because I work with children and I feel the need to practice what I preach, but I will try anything once. And being in a new place, there are a lot of things that I have never tried before.
As an ending to this post, I would just like to congratulate one of my very best friends, Grace. She is young, smart, beautiful, talented, and she is about to take an amazing leap of faith. Next month, Grace will be packing her bags and moving to Chile to teach English. I couldn’t be more proud of her for being so brave, and leaving her security blanket behind. To me, Grace is a great reminder that, sometimes, we should take the road less traveled – even if that road is not as well lit and we know we won’t get to walk with the company of our friends and family. My hope is that Grace’s adventure in Chile will be like my day of snowmobiling – scary and a little frustrating at first, but by the end, she won’t want to stop.
You can follow Grace’s journey on her blog!