Rolling Down The Mountain

Do you ever have a really great idea at 9:00 PM that your 9:00 AM self is convinced came from the spawn of satan himself? I do.

An example of one of those “great” ideas is when I told myself, “Go running in the morning even if it is cold outside.” Because, who wouldn’t want to cough for a week straight from breathing freezing cold air into their lungs?

If I tell myself I’m going to do something, I’ll do it because Lord knows I’m not going to let myself down! Skydiving. Scuba diving. Living in TZ. Dying my hair purple. Dying my hair pink. Getting a tattoo. Running a 10K. Buying a house. Being in the same room as Adam Levine.

Not all of those ideas were from the spawn of satan, but they all made me stop, tilt my head, and question why I was doing them at one point or another. Who actually likes running? Who wants a 30-year mortgage? Who wouldn’t want to be in the same room as Adam?

Anyways, all of this to say, I’ve got my next great spawn of satan idea.

I am going to climb Mount Kilimanjaro. And by climb, I mean die and roll down the mountain.

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Neema will be doing their charity climb July 5th – 12th and yours truly will be hauling her butt 19,341 feet up the tallest free-standing mountain in the world to raise awareness of the 42 orphaned, abandoned, and at-risk kids who are living at Neema here in Arusha, TZ. These kids are told they are nothing and will never amount to anything because of their poor start in life, but trust me, if I can make it up Kili these kids can do anything.

“You are doing this for a bunch of little babies who can’t help themselves. I’m just convinced that Peter, hanging upside down on the cross, the hard thing to do and said, “ya know what, I walked on water” You climbed mount Kilimanjaro.”

  • Dorris Fortson. Founder and Director of Neema Village


If you are interested in climbing Mount Kilimanjaro with me in July, let me know and I’ll get you the details.

Happy rolling!