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100 (Yes, Really!) Reasons to Walk

Let the journey begin! My whole body is itching to go on the road with minimal things, an epic challenge, the journey of a lifetime. Walking from Florida to California for most people may seem daunting, but I bet you have also thought of something epic that you have always wanted to do to. What is stopping you? What other dreams or wishes do you have?  It is time to get off that chair and go after whatever is on your heart. You can do it!

I am so looking forward to meeting many new people and having great experiences as I embark on my plan of Walking With America! Please plan to WALK WITH ME!

Starting in April 2018, the fears will subside, and I will venture out in the world starting in Key West, FL, our southernmost city, to end in San Francisco, CA. This trek of trails and paths and streets and highways may take nearly 6 months to walk. My crew is helping me, and I am so thankful for all the support coming my way.

Many people have asked why? That got me thinking: WHY I am spending so many hours Walking With America?  Why would I turn my life upside down, my family’s life, my business life, and my Tahoe life to start a trek that will be far from a walk in the park?

There is no way to describe an event of this magnitude in just one sentence or even with just ten solid reasons.  The flow of interesting—and maybe a few trivial—reasons kept coming to me as I was out on the trail, you know, walking. The reasons keep coming and I could easily write 1,000, but I think we can agree that 100 is a good start!

Here are the first 100 reasons why I will be Walking With America from Florida to California starting April 1, 2018.

100 Reasons to Walk

  1. To live my Seven Celebrations daily
  2. To build a rock map (rocks that look like states, game while walking)
  3. To leave a legacy
  4. To affirm that I am good enough and smart enough
  5. To finish my book
  6. To build a community
  7. To inspire people to walk
  8. To be in nature
  9. To get real dirty
  10. To cleanse and hydrate
  11. To build momentum, good things create more good things
  12. To stop watching Netflix
  13. To get off caffeine
  14. To adopt a new direction in life
  15. To enjoy the trees, where there is no judgment
  16. To use social media less
  17. To develop positive habits
  18. To learn to sing
  19. To replace old with new
  20. To build more campfires
  21. To be relentless, bold and audacious
  22. To claim my greatness
  23. To observe detail
  24. To have magical moments
  25. To slow down (way down)
  26. To get stronger
  27. To weigh less
  28. To lessen aches and pains, time to heal naturally
  29. To eat unusual local foods
  30. To rid myself of tensions, worry, and stress
  31. To feel young
  32. To see SO many new things
  33. To become physically flexible
  34. To look into people’s eyes
  35. To understand my life depends on it
  36. To seize the day— tomorrow isn’t a guarantee!
  37. To experience fewer rules
  38. To smile and laugh more
  39. To connect with spirit
  40. To listen to bestsellers
  41. To laugh, a lot
  42. To be open minded
  43. To figure out the gear
  44. To maintain my best mindful attitude
  45. To wake up feeling refreshed
  46. To experience a minimalistic life
  47. To be prepared for wild animals
  48. To become knowledgeable about trails/maps
  49. To build mental preparedness
  50. To build up endurance
  51. To get into a training mindset now
  52. To get in tune with my body
  53. To be flexible and spontaneous everyday
  54. To be fearless, like yard camping
  55. To start sweating
  56. To be kind, help others
  57. To trust my instincts
  58. To appreciate what I have
  59. To deal with others fears when they say I’m nuts.
  60. To maybe work for money – waitressing or pulling weeds
  61. To not have a plan
  62. To just BE
  63. To clear my head
  64. To find my voice
  65. To gain confidence and competence
  66. To get in the best shape of my life
  67. To become thrifty
  68. To spread sunshine
  69. To be seen
  70. To gain wisdom
  71. To think less about what I wear—I will only be wearing yellow!
  72. To go natural
  73. To discover new places
  74. To make new friends
  75. To enjoy entertainment of all varieties
  76. To learn about me
  77. To eat raw, some of the time
  78. To listen to my body
  79. To meet friends along the way
  80. To be surprised
  81. To have fun, fun, fun
  82. To encourage change, rather than become stagnant
  83. To break comfort zones
  84. To get ready for opportunity coming my way
  85. To face fears of the unknown
  86. To focus on me
  87. To focus on others
  88. To celebrate dreams coming true
  89. To walk for those who can’t
  90. To communicate with people who are important
  91. To feel rewards of this trip for years to come
  92. To help me sleep
  93. To improve attention/memory
  94. To boost immune system
  95. To think clearly
  96. To volunteer and become more connected to humans
  97. To bask in the sunlight
  98. To take advantage of my youth
  99. To learn to trust my crew

 And last, the main reason for walking from Florida to California, reason #100 is to experience more PEACE and JOY—for myself and others.




The Harris Poll which has been conducting a happiness survey for the last nine years surveyed 2,202 Americans ages 18 and older in May 2017.  The survey found that only 33% of Americans surveyed said they were happy. In 2016, just 31% of Americans reported the same.

What? Really?

John Gerzema, CEO of the Harris Poll states, “It feels like a cultural lack of presence. We are so caught up in our texting, multitasking, jobs, and commutes that we seem to have less and less free time.”

I feel that too, don’t you?  Geez.  33% of people are unhappy?!  So why am I walking with America for nearly 3,600 miles and writing a book called YOUR WAY?

I’m afraid I will never get off the roller coaster.

Walking With America
Walk With Me Please

This entire wild adventure, the dreaming, writing, thinking outside of the box, walking across the country, asking for help, asking for money, asking for sponsors, making a website, all is me putting myself out in the world for all to see. I am turning my life upside down and becoming visible. I am finally once and for all, getting off the roller coaster. I have searched for happiness for so long and for the most part, all parts of my life feel good and are exciting.

Walking With America, this whole project is simply a continuation of that joy that I have, there is an inner drive that won’t quit. My survival depends on it. Allowing a vibrational alignment with the universe, minus the pushing is at my feet, literally!!!  I am listening to my inner guidance with both ears to the ground. I will walk this path and have a blast all the while creating a successful adventure with the people I love, and those who I have yet to meet.

Daring, inspiring, true. Needed. Transformative. Christopher Mena, CMena Designs

I am in the process of creating a fun way to share Walking With America.  There will be a video, a website, a woman in a yellow icon, a book, and some social media. My daily meditations bring so many great ideas to me and I just keep listening, taking it in and following the strong impulses as I go. I am trusting the process. I believe in me and am finally letting go of the fear of what other people think. How’s that for affirmation?

Walking With America
Walk With Me!

Let it flow!

I believe it is selfish to hold back my gifts and talents. So many people have and will benefit from me, just being me. Every day, as of lately there are 1,000 lightbulbs popping off in my head and I am loving these illuminations! I wake most mornings without fear. It is a fun and exciting time for me to shine while holding a candle to America, asking all of you to walk with me and let your light shine too.

Life is here. Life is now. Happy is not someday, or tomorrow or next year. It’s now, it’s TODAY.

It’s almost 11:00 PM EST. I have an appointment with the Boys and Girls Club on Friday. I really want to show them my project, so I am up finishing a few blog posts. It’s fun to see my words transform into a story, even if the grammar is off. Thank goodness for Grammarly!

Today was good. Very, very good.  I let each hour flow into the next, paying attention to how I am feeling, doing what is important and letting everything else go.

Let it flow. Let it flow. Let it flow.  When I have a firm grip on the art of allowing, I can be far more conscious and deliberate in my actions.  When I do less, more gets done.  When I breathe fresh air and quiet my mind, the things I want show up faster than even I can believe.

Put yourself out there. You are ENOUGH. ” Sheryl Lynn