Making Life Extraordinary

After months of re-wording, switching around, changing the size, adding a mountain, taking it away only to put it back again, phoning around, chatting to people and getting all my ducks in a row, I was finally ready to launch!

If you don’t know where you are going,
then how will you get there?
Make pictures in your mind.
See the destination.
Imagine your arrival.
Dream in perfect detail.
See yourself the way you want to be when you arrive.
See yourself arriving.
Make yourself a road map and study it every day
until you know the way and the destination by heart.

On Friday, some wonderful angels came to my work unexpectedly and the process was put into motion.  My few little words and a simple design was going up on my car so that I could start spreading awareness about Cystic Fibrosis a little further and a little louder. My hope is that every day at least one person will become aware of what Cystic Fibrosis is and I hold the intention that my small little army of support and followers can grow into a huge little army of support and followers.

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My newly branded car helping me spread the word about Cystic Fibrosis.

It was while driving around on Saturday I thought back to the day I decided to start my blog. My dream at the time was simple, to climb Kilimanjaro and to raise some awareness and funds for those living with Cystic Fibrosis (CF). I thought back to the nights I sat at home with a paper and pen in hand, writing down possible names for my blog. I wanted to tie it into something about CF and into what I was doing, walking to the summit of a high mountain. Walking4Air was born and this weekend as I drove around doing a few errands I smiled as I realised just how perfect my blog name was. At the time I had no idea just how big my one simple dream would grow and how simply perfect the name I chose that one night was. Now I find myself embarking on the biggest adventure of my life and I aim to stand on all Seven Summits of the World.

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After months of re-wording, switching around, changing the size, adding a mountain, taking it away only to put it back again, it was finally here!

My fundraising for CF is going to launch soon and this time I have 2 amazing team members who will be helping me raise funds. This morning driving to work on the most perfect spring morning, I eyed Table Mountain standing proudly, watching over the Mother City below and I started doing something I haven’t done in over a year now. I began to place Table Mountain on top of herself, one time, two times, three times.  I breathed in as I placed the mountain on top of herself for the third time and I laughed out aloud as I imagined how high that was already. I still had another 3 ½ mountains the size of Table Mountain to put on top of each other before I reached the height of Aconcagua, the next of the Seven Summits I will be climbing in January 2014. For those who are new to my blog, I did this very same thing in the months leading up to my departure to climb Kilimanjaro in 2012. I tease myself as I drive to work, watching the mountain grow in my mind, knowing that in a few months I will be walking to the top of my next challenge.

The physical training has long ago begun; the mental training is now beginning too…

I have a dream

A dream that one day soon

We will find a cure for CF

A dream that will spread awareness

Not only in Cape Town

But across South Africa

And the world.

I dream of the day I wake up to hear they have found a cure.

I pray you will “walk” with me

As I journey to the summits of the world’s highest mountains

As I Walk 4 Air.

~ To all my new blog followers, welcome and I trust you will enjoy the journey! ~

~ For my best friend, Emma Walker ~

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