As I walked with Gabriel this afternoon …
While processing the latest book milestone …
I received the following via text from my oldest daughter Samantha …
And she nailed it.
Dad, I decided writing a book is like hiking..
Anticipation to get there..
Excitement for something new when you begin..
Start climbing and you begin to question yourself..
Along the way you catch your breath and decide it’s not so bad..
Then the big incline begins and you’re like fuck this why did I even start..
You struggle, want to give up..
You start to slow down and think about how great it’s going to be when you are finally at the top..
You get another wind and decide to just fucking go for it..
Finally you’re there, you did it..
You stay there admiring your hard work and how much mental strength that just took..
Now it’s time to go back down..
Rock on Sammy … thank you!
* Much gratitude to Jon Peter Dahlborg, Jr. for the amazing terrain photos