Sign An Autograph

    Back in December of 2010, I flew home from Nashville to North Idaho with a stop in Chicago & one in Seattle. The wait to see my family & my boyfriend was so unbearable, & traveling alone was never something I enjoyed… but neither was living so far away from home alone.

    On my second flight headed into Seattle, I sat next to a woman who was so curious as to where I was coming from. When we got to talking, I explained to her why I had moved so far away from home. To say the very least, she was thrilled! She couldn’t believe that I had done something so brave.

    To be honest, I didn’t feel in the slightest bit brave moving 2,147 miles away from home… & that was mainly because I’d spent the first month crying & the rest of them not socializing or going out with anyone. – But she was going on & on about what a ‘big deal’ this was for me & how independent I would be no matter where I ended up. Then, she asked me a question I’d only been asked ever by friends & family.

    “Can I have your autograph?”

    At first, I was in a state of shock. Why in the heck would she want my autograph? I’m a nobody. But the more I thought about it, the more excited I got. Wow, I thought to myself, this one’s actually real. I’m really signing my first official autograph.

    She doesn’t know it, but she really changed my world & I feel aweful because I never really got the chance to thank her. She gave me strength to keep going. Thank you kind stranger. I hope we meet again. 🙂

    I guess this also goes to show you that sometimes you just need a little help from others to accomplish the goals you’ve always dreamed of.

    Are you willing to go the distance?


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