new icn messageflickr-free-ic3d pan white

Sunrise Point at Mt. Rainier

This is a travel story - how I am afraid to travel... But I am - traveling.

 

One of the things that I have kept close to my chest, for fear of judgment or rejection, is the way in which PTSD manifests in my life - most notably with traveling. And so, this whole journey has been a step by step, day by day, sort of adventure. One that could be doomed to fail at any second or could be a great healing and triumph. And so, as I prepare to leave for Yosemite, that fear raises its ugly head and I walk through the steps, one at a time. I have a goal and the only way to get there is to keep going. I have passion for photography, words and nature and I can't capture my essence without getting out of the house.

 

I have written a blog post about PTSD and my fear of traveling: wp.me/p1l4HY-bX

 

As for the photo taken at Sunrise Point at Mt. Rainier, I could not have ever gotten there without the healing that has taken place. Every vista, every mile, is a victory.

  

4,611 views
37 faves
52 comments
Taken on September 8, 2011