Climb Every Mountain...
It's a cliché... I know. If we are lucky enough to celebrate that milestone, the BIG FIVE-OH society tells us to go big or go home. I fell for it, yes I did and I am not ashamed to let the whole world know that I will be 50 in February 2023, I will celebrate this blessing by climbing the highest mountain in Africa and I will raise money for charity doing it.
A part of me is proud I have kept myself alive and in relatively good health. Another part of me a cringing - why? Because marking this particular milestone in this particular way is so... well... typical. I wish I was more creative, or had the time to do something completely unique, however, climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro has been on my bucket list since New Year's Day 2007. I spent that New Years with my son's father in Masai Mara, on our honeymoon. At midnight the mountain was illuminated by the moon and it was magical. I promised myself I would be back.
So come along with me on this year of preparation as I document my physical, mental, and spiritual journey. I will climb Kili from December 26 2022 to Jan 2 2023, summiting on National Inspiration and Motivation day. I hope that this blog inspires you to do something different and scary and momentous.