May weather is always unexpected and every changing. Leaving PA and traveling south I encountered ever changing weather; from rain to fog to crystal clear skies. It felt like a breath of fresh air as I crossed into the land of freedom.
I have always played it safe, but this truly challenged me. I stepped forward into uncharted territory on this adventure. The beach calms me, it relaxes me and I am drawn to it. So initially I didn’t think twice about venturing forward. Crossing over into this expansive land I could feel every nerve ending standing at attention. Wow, am I really doing this? But what it took from me is trusting myself; that I am capable of handling the vehicle and then mastering the change of terrain and ultimately enjoying what laid out in front of me.
The impressions in the sand represent others who have traveled before me. I could chose to follow or blaze my own way. Riding in their paths provided a sense of security and comfort. Crossing out of those lines and feeling the shift and sway as I found a new way. The tendency to brake hard and clench the steering wheel was ever present. Onward and up the beach I ventured. The windows were down and the air was fresh.
Sand gives and goes and with time wind and weather those impressions of others disappear. For a brief and fleeting moment you are making your mark. I needed to trust myself and ease into the day and what was before me. I am drawn to the quiet calm of this land. I do understand that it is to be respected and shared.
Learning to trust myself anything is possible. The impressions in the sand have left their mark on me. I want to go back and explore what is possible. I want to be challenged. Do you leave impressions that leave a lasting legacy? I hope I have, but if not I will continue moving in that direction til I do!