The Beginning Of An Adventure

by Kim Dinan on September 12, 2012 · 4 comments

Over the past few years I have reinvented my life.  I sold my home and all of my possessions and quit my job in order to do what I have always dreamed of doing: writing and traveling the world.

Through the process of following my dreams I’ve come to believe in a few things.

  • When you start to do what you are meant to do the universe gets out of your way in order to help you do it.
  • You don’t need to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.  The next step will appear when it is supposed to.

The latter is a quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. that I have grown to love and see the truth in.

When Hannah sent Sarah and I the email proposing participation in the Rickshaw Run I was excited. Then I read about the details of the event and I was terrified. I’m still a healthy mix of both.

But I also felt almost instantly that having this experience in India with two amazing women I haven’t even met yet was the next right step.  So I said yes.  Despite the fear, I said yes.

Believe me when I say that I am scared to death. But I think that meeting these two women and seeing the chaotic and wonderful country of India from the seat of a rickshaw will open doors in my life that would not exist had my answer to Hannah been no.

If nothing else it will be one hell of an adventure.

Practically everyone I speak to who has been to India thinks that what we are about to do is absolutely insane. And in truth the Rickshaw Run is something that I would never do on my own. I don’t read maps well, I can’t fix a rickshaw, I don’t even know how to drive one, but something in me believes that by combining the power of the three of us we will be able to tackle any situation that comes our way.

Hannah threw all of my travel plans for a loop when she asked me to join her on the Rickshaw Run, and I’m so glad she did.


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Rhonda September 12, 2012 at 8:39 PM

Although I only know Kim personally, I feel as though I know all of you through your wonderful websites and am so very excited to follow along on this journey with you. I have been to India and yep, you’re all frickin’ crazy but I think that all of you (as well as myself) are looking for meaning in our lives, the ability to say yes to a crazy idea, and the gumption to walk a different road. Good on you!


Hannah September 13, 2012 at 2:34 AM

Thank you Rhonda, that is so kind of you and we all really appreciate your support :)


Bethany ~ twoOregonians September 13, 2012 at 12:28 PM

Kim! How absolutely exciting. Wishing you the safest, most colorful and eyeopening adventure ever.
xo Bethany


Kim September 13, 2012 at 4:50 PM

Thank you Bethany. I am sure it will be all that and more!


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