Tuesday, January 23, 2018

My Journey of Inspiration

I received a message the other day from a new Jeep Mom. As I read the message, tears started streaming down my cheeks. Never being a Jeeper, she bought a new Jeep last year, and went to an off-road event in October for the first time by herself not knowing a single soul.    

As this mom told me her story, I saw a familiarity about it. That was me. 

She then wrote...

"I have major fears of really doing anything by myself that I have, very slowly, been trying to conquer. Your posts convinced me that this is something I totally can do... I just wanted to thank you so much for your efforts in posting like you do." 

To have inspired another human being to step outside their comfort zone, and be thanked for it, was the most amazing feeling. It was empowering.

First Time Off Road

When I started my Jeep Journey four and a half years ago, I never in my wildest dreams imagined I would be where I am today. I started out as just a mom tired of her minivan. I needed something new and different. So it was time for the Jeep Wrangler.

Then a friend suggested I start a blog to record my experiences as a new Jeep Mom. Now my blog has blossomed into YouTube videos of my adventures on the trails, modifications to my Jeep, and my new VLog (video blog) ~ Jeep Momma's Garage, and being invited to co-host a podcast - The Jeep Talk Show.

As a newcomer to this whole Jeep Thing, I was intimidated, scared, and excited all at the same time. I knew nothing about the mechanics of vehicles nor doing installs. I have made mistakes along this journey, and overcame many obstacles.  

Stepping outside my comfort zone and trying new things has been a great growing experience. The message of thanks I received from the other mom has encourgaed me to continue pushing myself on this journey. 

I will do just that! This year I venture into camping and Jeeping in North Carolina with a new group of Jeepers! I will plan (Fingers Crossed) my own Trail Ride as well as trying to step up my off-roading game. 

I am excited about the new year. I'm sure I will make mistakes and be scared. But I will push through my fears, and learn from my mistakes. I can honestly say in my Jeep Journey, I have learned to laugh at myself, and let people know I'm not perfect. 


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