I’ve arrived at The Prancing Pony in Bree!
I would like to note that The Hobbits did spend a chunk of the past several miles on ponies. I didn’t though. I’ve been walking. It feels great to get over the mountains and out of the Shire.
I will need to purchase a new pair of shoes soon.
This is the point in the hobbits’ journey when they truly leave their comfort zone. If you’ve ever been on a journey or moved to a new place you know the feeling of that moment that makes you realize “we’re not in Kansas anymore.” Whether it’s seeing that signs in Greece are actually in Greek, no longer being able to trust any water that isn’t bottled, or being a minority in the room for the first time in your life, I think this is an important feeling to have. The greatest lessons I’ve ever learned were when I was out of my comfort zone. Is it possible to learn lessons any other way?
So maybe, this week, we should all do something that scares us.
Listening To: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince