The Gulp

Within you stands a mountain.  At the top of the mountain stands the best version of yourself, fists raised to the sky in triumph, tears of pride streaming down your face.  It’s easy to believe that the climb is the most terrifying part of the journey.  But really it’s that moment right before the first step.  When only the unknown lays ahead, and your brain is yelling at you, screaming, “Don’t do it, you could die!”  But the heart whispers, “But you’re going to die just standing here.”  And somehow the whisper is louder than the scream.  And that’s when you realize what you thought was a choice, was really a command, because this is your life and it hangs in the balance. So, you do it. You gulp. You grin. You go.

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