"I knew that if I allowed fear to overtake me, my journey was doomed. Fear, to a great extent, is born of a story we tell ourselves, and so I chose to tell myself a different story from the one women are told. I decided I was safe. I was strong. I was brave. Nothing could vanquish me."
-Cheryl Strayed, on her fear of hiking
1100 miles alone on the Pacific Crest Trail.
(from the book I'm currently reading to the left)