My Next Countdown – 16 Days

I’ve taken my time making this post, because I know a lot of people may not understand what I’m going to do. Seems like I do those sort of things all the time! But now that I have my Courage Family, it matters to me what each of you think! However, I’m prone to taking huge risks, and known to be somewhat of a gypsy, and I just can’t change my ways.

I believe that I have the opportunity to grow Courage and Team Courage into so much more than it is by taking a risk and hitting the road.

In a little over 2 weeks I’m heading out to California. I will be able to help NORRA so much more if I am on hand, and they are based in California. We’re getting ready to announce the race dates for the 2011 Mexican 1000 and open registration, and being there with them will help me do my job in the best way possible.

Being in California will also put me closer to my truck, and to Betsy and Brendan and Jake, so that I can spend time trying to help in any way, as well as getting to drive and get experience. I’ll also be in closer contact with potential sponsors and contacts that can help us get Team Courage out there, and help us become a true force to be taken seriously.

I believe taking these risks, and making these sacrifices, will help others see how serious I am about these projects. It’s easy to say you’re going to try to do something, try to make a difference, but until you lay in on the line you really haven’t done anything.

I will be moving out there alone, my family will be staying in Colorado. I will be out there until my next surgery, which is scheduled for the week after the Powder Puff race. After surgery and recovery…well, we’ll have to see what doors open during the next 2 months, won’t we? I can tell you that it looks like next year will involve a lot of traveling. Some of the projects in the works for next year include the NORRA race schedule, the Team Courage race schedule (to get great sponsors we need to be in races and be seen!), and an exciting new project I’m working on with an amazing women in Texas who may include me on her speaking tour across the country.

I moved to Colorado a year ago yesterday. I didn’t have a job, had lost so much in Atlanta, and wasn’t sure what would be traveling over the horizon. I never could have imagined all the ways my life was getting ready to change. I’m speachless, and thankful, and sometimes overwhelmed. I’m not frightened, just determined and a little crazy.

Thanks for understanding my choices, and I’ll let you know how it’s going each step of the way.


  1. Good luck!!
    Your site and your videos have been so important to my emotional recovery; you will always have my support.

  2. wow! well….good luck! Good job you have an understanding hubby! Hope Jamie is taking it ok? ooh so you’ll have your exchange surgery in Cal? i hear they have some great surgeons out there!


  3. Wow so happy for you. This is definitely a step forward!! Have been thinking of you and all others going thru this.
    Good luck on the move to California and working closely with NORRA. Have fun driving the truck
    Take care.

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