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Canyon’s Edge

Piggyback-ing on last week’s life of its own, I just jumped into the first car of this week’s roller coaster and went with it as it whipped wildly around uncharted corners. I held on tight, not knowing what to expect on the tracks that lay ahead.

The ride did not disappoint.

I am going with the flow, the best I can, sometimes finding myself lower than I ever imagined I could be and then, without warning, climbing higher than I ever thought I could go.

I am plowing through the hard stuff with purpose; not always smiling or being as graceful as my mind’s eye wants me to be but I am moving forward.

Courage is not the absence of fear, but is the presence of fear and the will to go on” ~Shashank R

Now, I’m here, where I’ve worked so hard to get to.

I am standing on the edge of a canyon.

Cautiously, my feet inch closer to the point of no return. My arms are extended wide.

I’m feeling exposed, vulnerable. But that’s Okay and only temporary.

Besides, I’m also feeling stronger than ever.

There is no turning back.

I understand that. I wouldn’t want to.

I don’t look down because I know there is nothing but faith in myself to catch this fall.

And I will fall.

That is after all, what I’ve come here to do; leap into a new life.

I’m scared but I will step forward into the fear with confidence and embrace it like a warm bath, letting the promise of a new life envelop me.

And while it’s true I will fall — at first anyway– I have precious cargo in tow, I do have faith in myself and my intention, is to soar!

Photo Credit #1 Google Docs

Photo Credit #2  Copyright © 2005-2009 Rocks In My Dryer

Photo Credit #3 RGBStock.com

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  1. Veronica
    August 7, 2011 at 9:14 am

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  2. jen
    August 7, 2011 at 1:30 pm

    beautifully written, inspiring, my heart is with you

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    • August 7, 2011 at 5:10 pm

      Thank you so much, Jen.

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  3. Anonymous
    August 7, 2011 at 1:34 pm

    On a humid day, feeling like there’s no air…you give me a breath to carry me to next week’s posting. Yes, I look forward to Sunday inspiration from you! xox

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  4. Anonymous
    August 7, 2011 at 10:09 pm

    Karen, keep on trucking you will get there.

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  5. August 7, 2011 at 10:34 pm

    I will. Thanks “anonymous” I am just about there!!

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  6. Aimee
    August 7, 2011 at 11:57 pm

    I have no doubts that ur new journey will be worth all the scary moments that u face. They will just make u stronger. I know what u have deep inside of u and girl u are a fighter. I am always here for u if u need me.

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  7. August 8, 2011 at 7:31 am

    Thanks, Aimee!

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  8. Anonymous
    August 16, 2011 at 12:53 am

    Karen, you will make it there, we are here to help you.

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  9. September 1, 2011 at 12:14 am

    Hey, I know Rocks in My Dryer from your second photo credit! How cool is that! She’s an awesome lady. And you seem to be too. Looking forward to reading more…

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