Lost Journal & Quotes


My journal was lost somewhere around day 1 of the Rebelle Rally. Yes, day one. Which meant I was scribbling thoughts on everything. Tucked back in my journal were cards I created just-in-case we needed them. Thankfully I already use these quotes on a daily basis and could recite them as needed. Turns out, we didn't need them, we had each other. We very quickly learned how to rely on each other and use each other talents. But here they are, they still helped.

"How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time." - Used that one a ton
"Do better than yesterday, that's all."
"If you are going through hell, keep going." - Winston Churchill

Here was our mantra for checkpoints:

"Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible." - Francis of Assisi (Who apparently knew a lot about green, blue and black checkpoints.)
"Achieving starts with believing." No clue who said it but as a child with debilitating dyslexia, my Mom burned this one in my head.

This one goes out to my Dad and the Boy Scouts,

"Pledge your mind to clear thinking." Hated hearing it when I was a kid but has some pretty darn good meaning behind it.

Last but not least:

"The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it." - Moliere

Oh, and I forgot to tell you what I last wrote in my journal before it was lost to the bottom of the Jeep.

"Crap....what have I gotten myself into?"