Posted by CAD2012
I apologize to all the readers for not submitting a blog in a while and there is much to talk about. The past few weeks have been a blessing and the walk continues to transform me in ways I never thought were possible. We walked into Nevada about two weeks ago and I felt like we went from water to wine. California is a very progressive state with a more liberal political climate and a more diverse natural landscape. Nevada is a swing state, so I immediately noticed a more conservative touch in the political atmosphere and nature became mostly desert. Not to mention the sheer amount of casinos and how crazy the weather is! In Carson City we experienced rain, snow, and sunshine all at the same time!
When we arrived in Carson City we went to the State Capitol in an attempt to meet with legislators and Governor Sandoval. I find it odd that the state government is in session once every two years and sure enough when we arrived there wasn’t anyone present who could meet with us. Afterwards we met with students from Western Nevada College and made our way to Reno in the afternoon. Ah Reno… The Biggest Little City in the World captured my heart and soul. I met a lot of AMAZING and beautiful folks in Reno that pushed me to continue building my self-confidence and my sense of community. Never have I been so touched by any place as I have in Reno.
In the past month I have been stripping away the negative, toxic energy that has always surrounded my life in past relationships and friendships. I have been learning to let go of the darker side of my past and forgive those that have hurt me and forgive myself. In just one month on this journey I have learned more about myself than at any other point in my life. I’ve learned more of my strengths and of my weaknesses and have been able to better identify the areas I need to work on for my personal growth and team growth. The people of Reno have helped to inspire me even more (not that the other communities have not done so) and have become yet another source of positive energy from which I gain the strength to continue step-by-step each day.