This weekend I am going to the Washington Outdoor Women’s Fall Workshop. Alone. By the time WP publishes this post, I’ll likely be on the road, following a hand-drawn map to the campsite where I will meet loads of strangers, likely be one of the youngest women there, and will not only be alone, but will probably have no cell reception.
This isn’t the first time I’ve done something all on my own. This, however, is the first time I’m doing something *brand* new in a *brand* new place with all *brand* new people.
And so, I thought this quote from Dune was appropriate:
“Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration.
I will face my fear.
I will permit it to pass over me and through me.
And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path.
Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.”
(Sidenote: See this recent post on Paleo for Women for some great insights on fear, and this quote in particular.)