Thursday, August 27, 2009

The Climb

If you know me at all, you know I openly mock all High School Musical, Jonas Brothers, Hannah Montana business. Don't have anything against those kids but unlike some people I know, it's just not my cup of tea ;)

Then, a couple months ago, I heard this song on the radio and it grabbed my attention. It talked about overcoming obstacles and that life isn't about how we get through things, but about the journey...good stuff, right? To my surprise I learned it was a Miley Cyrus song & I didn't want to admit I liked it. One day I was brave enough to tell my friend Eick that I actually liked that song...Since then, 'The Climb' by Miley Cyrus has been added to my guilty pleasure list.

Fast forward to 'Concert for Suthee' where some of my dearest friends got together and blessed us all with their musical talent in order to raise money for my move to Peru. One of the performers was the beautiful Tali Silva, a former student, who said some very kind words about me then proceeded to belt 'The Climb' better than Miley herself. It was powerful & I get teary eyed just thinking about it...

Which brings me to today. My last day in L.A. The busy-ness of the past 6 weeks has not given me much time to think about the enormity of this move. I was walking around, questioning whether or not I should do this, whether or not this was the right thing, feeling very alone and very confused, and I prayed for a sign. Whether or not God controls the radio, when 'The Climb' started playing on the radio, I took that as my sign...

"It's not about how fast I get there, it's not about what's waiting on the other side, It's the climb"

I have no idea what awaits, and I'm sure there will be days I want to quit, but I am gonna do my best to remember that this is much bigger than me, and it's about journey. I hope you will as well.

Aloha Means I Love You,
Suthee (Mel, Melissa, MJ, Sissy etc...)

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