Last March, days out from heading out on the road, I was having periodic regrets, doubts and nightmares about starting the trip. What had I given up? Was this going to be financial disaster? What if I hated the whole thing? I will admit, the whole painful trip across Texas, I considered turning back. I was anxious and exhausted. It took a couple weeks to relax into it but I can think of nothing else I should be doing right now. I am on this journey for a reason even if I am not quite sure what it is yet.
I am days from heading back out onto the road to start the second leg of my journey and I could not be more excited. I am looking forward to new places, people and stories. Now that I am a little more comfortable, I have decided to push myself a little. It is easy for me to crawl back into my teardrop and avoid interactions but my most compelling experiences were when I forced myself to do things well outside of my comfort zone. With that in mind, I started to make a list of things I wanted to do, a scavenger hunt of sorts, but I also wanted to engage my readers a bit more. So here it is, an old fashioned classic: BINGO!
Yes, I have made a bingo card. If you are following along, print it out and mark them off! A national park centennial shirt goes to the winner!