(Written from the back of the motorcycle) Fear.... the knot that sits in the pit of my stomach, churning this morning's coffee and bagel into a well of anxiety. Fear has controlled my life since I was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis 14 1/2 years ago. Fear of not finding a bathroom soon enough, fear of… Continue reading Fear and Faith
Meet the machine-the well oiled, goddess of the road and keeper of the road. Meet Bertha, otherwise known as the Harley who is going cross country and going to keep Terry and I safe on our 9 day motorcycle trek. Often individuals name their motorcycles (mine is Lucy) and Terry's motorcycle is no exception. She… Continue reading Meet the Machine! Kickstand up in 16 days!
"Isn't it going to hurt?" "I could never do that!" "Why are you doing this when you are sick?" These are all comments made to me regarding our upcoming adventure. The answers are simple. 1) Yes it's going to hurt...and I am prepared that it may hurt a large amount. I am aware of that… Continue reading Isn’t It Going to Hurt?
2,437 miles (give or take about 100 miles)...... yes the route is finalized and hotel are booked. Route 66 awaits us in 45 days and it's now official. Right now, sitting in the comfort of my air conditioned home, it's scary to think of what is coming. This trip simply started out as a cool… Continue reading 2,437 miles….. It all starts in 45 days!
Strength in Broken Places "The world breaks everyone...and only some become strong in their broken places." Ernest Hemingway January 2, 2014-I felt broken in the quiet of the night, listening to the hum of my IV pump beside me and the constant tick of the clock on the wall. I had been battling my own body… Continue reading Strength in Broken Places