Sidebar: Applications are difficult.

But I’m finally done. I just pressed “Send”, my Texas4000 application is complete…to the best of my abilities anyway. I’m nervous, I’m anxious, is it October already, I must be insane.

For those who do not know what Texas4000 is, to sum it up: it’s a 4,500-mile bike ride from Austin, TX to Anchorage, AK. It is done to raise awareness and money for cancer research. This is not the first ride, I am applying for Team 2014, and I must be insane.

I applied for a number of reasons. Whimsy is definitely a reason and a great reason at that. (Have you read Love Does? You should.) If I didn’t apply this year, I wouldn’t be eligible for the following year. If I didn’t apply, I wouldn’t know and it would always be a “no”. Apparently, if you have an “inkling to apply, you should do it”- so I did. I applied because Tommy never got to. He’s a huge inspiration to me (I’m devoting a whole post about this for later). I applied because in one way or another, I have been affected by cancer. Still, I must be insane.

Whatever the result may be, I’m really glad I sent my application in. At least I tried. Whatever happens, it’s for a reason (this is so cliche, but you guys know it’s true). I always tell other people to put themselves out there, it’s about time I do it myself. Texas 4000. It’s a huge commitment, but one step at a time.

Step 1: Application 
Step 2: The Waiting Process

It’s kind of fun to do the impossible. -Walt Disney



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