I heard Tori Murden McClure interviewed on NPR about her experiences as the first woman to successfully row across the Atlantic. Amazing. She didn’t talk about the technical fete; her stories reflect the internal battles we all fight as humans.
In particular, I loved when she talked about the time she capsized and spent what seemed like a lifetime upside down, in the darkness of the ocean, not knowing if she would survive. Eventually, the boat righted itself, as it usually does. She gasped, pulling in a dose of the beautiful life she is still living.
How many times do you feel your boat capsizing? Can you trust that it will right itself as you struggle in the darkness? When do you know if you should give up the ship or hold on?
As high-achieving women, we love taking risks. Yet we hate what is unpredictable and unknown. How can you learn to live comfortably in the mystery instead of trying to know all the answers right now?
I look forward to reading Tori’s book, A Pearl in the Storm. I am sure it is a great adventure book. I am even more sure I will be enlightened by living out the personal side of her adventure as it relates to my own.