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Expecting Great Things

Today is an exciting day! If all goes as planned, I’ll meet Richard Simmons this evening!  And I can’t think of many things that I’ve looked forward to more in life than that.  But in order to get there, I have to board an airplane, and that scares me in a way that it hasn’t in months.

I’ve been mentally preparing for this for the last few days – reminding myself that the horrible things that happened with Southwest only happened once though I fly fairly often.  I’ve tried to convince myself that the odds are in my favor and that I’ll be okay.  This is their opportunity to do it right, and I expect them to do just that. 

Kent is flying in this morning then joining me on the flight to Los Angeles.  I’m glad he’ll be there for obvious reasons, but I’m relieved that he’ll be around to distract me from my anxiety.

Here’s an interesting fact about my friend and travel companion – he’s 6 ft 5 in tall.  And while he’s height weight proportional, he finds it difficult to get comfortable on a plane  unless he’s sitting in an exit row because he’s a big guy.  Interesting, right?  I think so…

Anyway, we’re both so excited to workout with Richard and my friends who will soon be Kent’s friends too!  And we have a lot to look forward to in the coming days so I’m doing my best to focus on that now instead of my fears.

Regardless of what happens on the flight this afternoon, today is going to be terrific.  I’m so thankful for this silver lining.  And facing this challenge today will be easier because I know that so many of you will be here to support me – no matter what.  Thank you in advance.

Needless to say, I will post pictures ASAP! =)

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17 Comments

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    Kelly
    May 10, 2011 at 10:49 am

    Look at all the great things happening to you – ur meeting Richard Simmons, ur meeting Keep It Up David, and you're going to FitBlogging where you'll get to meet the one & only JackSht! -)

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    Marla
    May 10, 2011 at 11:33 am

    Have a safe trip! Hopefully Southwest will behave themselves. And enjoy meeting Richard Simmons!

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    Becca
    May 10, 2011 at 12:23 pm

    So looking forward to hearing about this journey- ALL aspects of it!

    ~Becca

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    Amanda
    May 10, 2011 at 12:51 pm

    So excited for you, Kenz!

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    safire
    May 10, 2011 at 12:51 pm

    Enjoy your trip!

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    Maria_NJ
    May 10, 2011 at 12:53 pm

    <<>> everything will be fine, have a great time…

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    hopefulandfree
    May 10, 2011 at 1:47 pm

    Very insightful–not focusing on your fears, that is. I've noticed that fears grow bigger when I put much energy into trying to control or shrink them. Fear diminishes when I accept it, let it be, and focus on other aspects of life, such as the beauty in each moment that arises. Maybe a little too zen for some folks, but helpful to me. HAVE FUN WITH RICHARD! He seems like a real sweetheart. <3

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    Chubby McGee
    May 10, 2011 at 2:37 pm

    I'm excited for you! Can't wait to hear your story about Mr. Simmons and see the pics. Take lots! This is an amazing opportunity!!!

    Don't worry about the plane! Don't worry! Just relax and have fun. 😉

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    lanae
    May 10, 2011 at 2:58 pm

    Safe travels and have a wonderful time w/ Richard, David, and Kent!!

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    domwillrunforbeer
    May 10, 2011 at 3:43 pm

    Have a great time!

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    Roz @ weightingfor50
    May 10, 2011 at 5:14 pm

    Safe travels, I'm so excited for you!!! Enjoy! (and look forward to your photos)

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    Maria
    May 10, 2011 at 6:17 pm

    Have an awesome time! I'm so excited for you!

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    Mary
    May 10, 2011 at 11:27 pm

    I hope the meeting is all that you expect it to be. You sound really excited. I am new to your blog and just wanted you to know how much I enjoyed the time I spent here. I'll definitely be back. I hope you have a safe trip. Blessings…Mary

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    Laurie
    May 11, 2011 at 12:18 am

    Have a blast!

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    Kristen
    May 11, 2011 at 1:10 am

    have a great time

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    Granny2Em
    May 11, 2011 at 3:17 am

    OMG Kenz I just saw you and your Mom on my local news! You both looked beautiful! Boo to the airline!!! Have a blast with Richard Simmons!

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    Shannon B.
    May 11, 2011 at 3:28 am

    Just saw your segment on the news this evening! I'm a New Orleans girl that has been a follower of yours for some time now and your story was GREAT! I was so proud to see you and your momma on t.v. telling Southwest how it is! You guys rock and I am one proud blog reader! The day I read the post about your experience I was mortified (and I commented) and when I saw it on the news, I was just as angry, but you represented yourself wonderfully! Congrats and safe travels! Great job! You are a beautiful person!

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