Thursday, February 28, 2013
In which the Rubicon is reached and crossed
My blog pal Jenion wrote an interesting post today about making changes in your life.
In a nutshell, the change process is not hard:
1) Wish it.
2) Will it.
3) Do it.
Of course, that's easy to say and difficult to do, as is so much in life, but it does crystallize the issue. And so, I have created the “CR Joe” group on the RAGBRAI web site. I’m committed to the ride. I will it and I will do it.
If you want to join the group, you have to register on the RAGBRAI site and then send me $150—the RABRAI fee. I expect my “group” to be comprised of myself, two of my sisters and up to two in-laws, but I’m certainly open to having more.
We’re planning to have a support vehicle and to share the ride—so we’ll rotate through the group members as to who is driving and who is riding on any given day. That’s a bit of change for me—I won’t actually be doing all seven days of RAGBRAI, but it’s OK. We’ll have a mid-week stay at a house in Des Moines.
Registering now is a minor gamble for me because I’m scheduled for jury duty in July. Here’s hoping I’m not picked or the case ends before the final week—but, that’s not a huge gamble.
Anyway, I’ve decided I won’t just wish it—as the pavement is too covered by snow, I’ve decided to make it official. I’m in.