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My Solo Trip: a Journey of Finding Myself and Overcoming Fears (part 1)

My Solo Trip, a journey of finding myself and overcoming fears.

My name is Rebecca, I live in a small town in New Hampshire, and come from a very large family.

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)

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