My life has been in transition for what seems like years by now. Rushing to capture the moment before it slips away, seeking the next clear stretch of time so that I can finally take a breath. While meandering through the desert this summer I had a couple of realizations that completely changed my perspective:
I read a quote during my final year of college that has stuck with me ever since. Paraphrasing, it goes something like:
Making a quilt is difficult and takes ages. But commit to one square at a time, and eventually you'll end up with a quilt.
Hiking Angel's Landing in Zion National Park, I meditated on this idea. Each time I raised my head to look to the top I found myself overwhelmed with fear, exhaustion, thirst in the oppressive heat. Panic rose up in me each time.