From Dream to Reality

Every good adventure seems to start the same way for me. Anxiety and indecision followed by this moment of surrender…the throwing of caution to the wind. Then, once there’s no turning back, just days before my adventure, this complete and utter disbelief in what’s about to happen. Followed, of course, by the frantic search for my passport. This adventure is no different in that sense.  Even as I was sitting in the airport in Pittsburgh, then Washington, then Belgium, my final destination didn’t seem real. Six years ago, when I uttered the words, “This is what I want to do. This is the region I want to build a presence in,” I hadn’t the vaguest idea how it could actually come to pass. The dream seemed impossible. And yet, here I am. Laying in bed hoping for sleep, surrounded by the noises of a faraway land, and filled with cautious hope for what is to come. Where am I? What am I doing?

Beirut, Lebanon

I’m in Lebanon, as in the country, not the city in Pennsylvania. I’m here for the week to meet with various groups and schools that either have a cottage industry established or have the potential. That’s about all I can give you right now. I’m not trying to be cryptic. I honestly don’t know what I’m going to find. I’m hoping there are groups that have possibilities. That’s about as far as I can commit at this point. But for this trip, it’s not quite that simple. I’m already learning that the internet is tricky at my hotel. Super tricky. It drops about every 45 seconds, so uploading photos on my phone is possible with patience, but through the laptop is a no go. Annddd there’s a little bit of a safety issue. Posting what I’m doing in real time isn’t the best idea in the world. And for once, I’m not throwing caution to the wind. So I’m blogging as I go, but everything will be posted upon my return. So stay tuned…cause the adventure has only just begun.

~ by silkrdlady on February 26, 2018.

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