As nobody before you and nobody after

Amelia Earhart

The more one does and sees and feels, the more one is able to do and the more genuine may be one’s appreciation of fundamental things like home, and love, and understanding companionship.  ~Amelia Earhart

I am admittedly an odd duck with probably far too many random hobbies and a bizarre sense of adventure.  And by adventure, I mean everything from trying out that weird unidentified leafy veggie at the Asian grocer to flying glider and motorized planes to climbing a mountain in Bosnia-Herzegovina.

Growing up, I idolized Amelia Earhart as only a young budding aviatrix could – she was fearless, passionate, hard working and totally unique.  She made waves in the male dominated aviation world all while rocking a unique fashion sense, supporting other gal fliers and being a mad publicity genius to boot.  My hero.

To me, Amelia’s legacy is that of pushing boundaries in everything you do and discovering the adventure of every moment of every day.  No matter the turbulence or how far away that landing strip might seem, “adventure is worthwhile in itself.”

What are we doing here? We’re reaching for the stars.  ~Christa McAuliffe

3 Replies to “As nobody before you and nobody after”

  1. Here, Here! We've only got one very brief moment to spend together on this planet… enjoy each and every moment of it. Eat dessert first my great-grand-father Mitchel would say… and did.

  2. I don't think Amelia ever decided on doing something based solely on if it would benefit her publicity or stature. I think she did things because she wanted to and to prove to herself she could. In that, I absolutely think you follow in her adventurous footsteps. Go Katie!

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