My Solo Trip, a journey of finding myself and overcoming fears.
As a result, I have never had to go out and do anything by myself. There has always been someone around to go with me whenever I wanted to do something.
As I have gotten older I realized that in never doing things on my own, I had developed a fear.
I believe that the fear was a direct result of lack of confidence in myself, which resulted from the lack of experience.
There I sat, as a 21-year-old woman, with so many things I wanted to do but couldn’t, and the only thing stopping me was myself. Once I had come to this conclusion I decided that things needed to change.
When I was younger, I dreamed of growing up and working on a real cattle ranch, and most books that I ever read would be set in the west. That fascination never left me, if I had to pick the one thing that I wanted to do most I would have said “go out west and work on a ranch” So that is where I started.
I scoured the internet looking for a place that would teach and show me what life would be like on a working ranch. I wanted to learn how to herd cattle, fix fence, train horses, do ranch chores, and camp out. I finally came across Horseworks and from the description, it was exactly what I had been looking for. A place where I could experience all those things that I had wanted to do for so long, but in a setting where everything was provided so I wouldn’t have to worry about how I would get around, where I would sleep or how I would get meals. I felt like if I could just get to the ranch, everything would be ok, I wouldn’t be on my own anymore. I just had to worry about getting through all the airports.
The morning dawned, my greatest adventure was upon me… (continued)