What goes up must come down right? Day 1 has consisted of 16 miles up, up, up and 2.87 miles DOWN, D O W N. This day and this walk has been the hardest thing I have ever done in my life. EVER (but most importantly I have done it, wow can´t even believe it!) . So first of all I want to thank each any everyone of you for your thoughts and prayers today. This was the day of all my worry and fear. I could not have made this journey alone, without you! Secondly, I will NEVER do this part again. Never.
However one thing that I found really interesting along the way is how everyone is pulling everyone along this path. People along the path helping each other. Never to meet again, but yet sharing in this pain and this moment caring about each one along the way. So very special. So along the way I have met many people and have made friends from all over the world. How comforting I has been to hear Hola bonnie how are you? My faith in humanity has been restored.
What Katrina took from me, the Pyrenees gave back to me. After a traditional Pilgrim dinner I went to a Catholic Mass. That’s right, mass (thought of you mom). It´s a special mass for all of the pilgrims. A woman from the Netherlands and I sat and quietly wept thought the whole mass. Needless to say it was quite moving. As you know a part of my quest on this journey was to find God, well God was in that church with those people, all of us! What a great honor share this journey (which started for me on 9/9/09) with the people today as well as those that have traveled this path for over 1 thousand year.
Tomorrow we walk again. Just 1 foot in front of the other… I can do that…
Bonnie was inducted into the Order of the Sword & Shield National Honor Society at St. John’s University, New York City for her work in Business Resilience.
Bonnie is Past Chair of the Association of Contingency Planners where she served for 6 years.
She is a proud native of New Orleans and has experienced what she calls, “The Katrina, Rita, Ike, Gustav, and BP Oil Spill” disasters first hand. She has had to learn how being resilience leaders and businesses to increased performance, achieve stronger relationships, and build mental toughness that we all need in today’s ever increasing busy world.
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