Yesterday I was interviewed live on Ozzie breakfast television, last week I was in the Sunday Times! Yes of course it's surreal! What did I expect? Actually I expected far worse nerves than I am feeling but it's not over yet!
I have the Ace Cafe send off and the accompanied ride out to deal with before I actually get out on the open road and have some time to myself to really think about it all. Then perhaps the reality will REALLY kick in! Who knows! That's the point. All the plans may go out of the window once I get out there on my own. I could come back after 3 months, I could come back after 3 years! I may end up staying in Thailand and living out my days sunning myself in Shark Bay. I may as well not have had a plan at all really. However, I like to have a mission and this particular mission is my ultimate goal. Why not aim high? Give me one good reason why I shouldn't? Rhonda the Honda and I will deal with the changes as they present themselves! We will adapt! We will role with the punches. Discovery, excitement, change. That is the recipe to feeling alive for me.
I really appreciate all of your emails and messages of support. I have tried to reply to all of you who have taken the time to wish me luck and offer me advice. Apologies if I missed anyone. Now that phase one is complete and phase two starts tomorrow, it will become harder to communicate on a regular basis. This part is about riding my bike! However, please do contact me if you have any messages or offers of places to stay on my route etc. This journey is powered by the kindness of strangers and without your support I would not be in with a chance. It may just take longer to get back to you. I will aim to update my sites at least once a week.
Having a Chinese and a large bottle of wine tonight? Definitely!
Thank you all so much. See you on the road!
Steph and Rhonda!