Tangled with my kids. For those of you who don't know, Tangled is the story of Rapunzel as told by Disney. At one point, Rapunzel - who has been locked in a tower for 18 years - escapes with her only dream being to see the "festival of lights" - a yearly celebration of lanterns launched into the sky on her birthday. Flynn Ryder (a Prince Charming of sorts) takes Rapunzel out on a boat to see the lights and right before the first lantern is launched, Rapunzel worries about finally seeing the lights. And what captured my attention was the response Flynn gave to Rapunzel...
Flynn: "You okay?"
Rapunzel: "I'm terrified."
Flynn: "What? Why?"
Rapunzel: "What if it's not everything I dreamed it would be?"
Flynn:"It will be."
Rapunzel: "And what if it is? What do I do then?"
Flynn: "Well, that's the good part I guess. You get to go find a new dream."
I am lucky to have lived my dreams repeatedly over the past few years...
|Ross and I completing our first Ironman with the support of family and friends around us.|
|Traveling to South Africa and going sub-9 in Comrades!|
|Qualifying for and running the Boston Marathon with the support of family, in particular, my dad.|
|Doing IMCDA with many, many friends - here is just a smattering of us all the night before!|
So while some feel a let down after Ironman (or meeting any goal), I think the best part is now.
Now it is time to go find another dream...