“I had as many doubts as anyone else. Standing on the starting line, we’re all cowards.”
                 Alberto Salazar quotes (American sprinter)What a relief it was to read those words.  Alberto Salazar won three consecutive NYC Marathons and the Boston Marathon in addition to competing in the Olympics. The thought of him, standing on the starting line, being a coward in his own mind is somehow very comforting to me.

This week I am tying up loose ends at school. Wednesday is my last day. I’ll pack up my boxes and shut the door for the last time.  It’s going to be really weird. I’m not completely sure how I feel about it. I told one friend who has known me for a long time that I think I’m just a little scared of the unknown. She laughed at me and I had to laugh myself. I’ve never been afraid of change or a challenge or anything else for that matter.

So, I’m approaching the starting line and feeling like a bit of a coward and I have a few doubts.  Maybe, there is just a little fear of all that freedom.  Anything is possible. I’m also getting a excited. I can feel freedom and the excitement of a new challenge.

Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free.

Jim Morrison


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