September 16th, 2011
Chicks in Cars. Being Bold To The Bone. And Why Dreaming Just Isn’t Enough.
This blog post is for you. Yeah. YOU.
For the one who has ever had a dream. For the one who won’t take no for an answer. For the one who would rather be scared of the unknown then stay in a job or relationship that isn’t fulfilling. For the one who won’t settle, ever, for anything. For the one who creates their own rules, and takes the leap, and walks up to their edge and steps off of it. It’s for the ones who are willing to get dirty and the ones want to make a difference in this world.
This is for the girl who drops out of college to start a revolution. The guy who lets complete strangers choose where he will live for the next four months. The girl who has overcome crazy obstacles only to build her business and run her operation from the beach. The girl who left her high-paying job in an industry she fought to get into, so she could live out her dream.
This is for the brave. The tough. The kind. The bold. The guy or girl with a heart of gold and a will of steel.
To all of you out there. I salute you. YOU represent the new movement I’m starting. YOU are who I’m talking to every week here on this blog. And YOU are who inspire me to do better, be better, and serve the world better. YOU….are Girls Gone Moto.
Natalie and I are starting our own movement. Girls Gone Moto. Where we will be traveling across the country in our RV, with our friend and videographer Kat, spreading this message that it is everyone’s right to pursue their own happiness, that everyone deserves kindness, and everyone deserves to be inspired to live the life of their dreams.
And we are bringing you with us, behind the scenes, into our hearts, behind our tear filled conversations, into a stranger’s office where we will surprise them with a bouquet of flowers because everyone deserves random acts of kindness. We are starting a TV show. And we need your support and your help.
Be a part of it. Come with us. Help us spread these words. Help us fund the project. Help us make it to a town near you. And help us inspire people to live the lives of their dreams. Dreaming isn’t enough. We must act. We must MOVE.
If you feel moved to donate you can click HERE for our fundraising project, or click on the link at the bottom of this post. Our website is now up at Girls Gone Moto. AND, if you want to be a part of this movement with us (and I hope you do), “like” our Facebook page, Follow us on Twitter, and share this blog with your friends. There will be many more announcements coming up very soon.
I have no idea what I’m doing, how this will work out, what it will look like, whether or not I’ll lose everything in the process. I just KNOW it needs to be done. I KNOW it’s fucking important. And I KNOW it will change lives.
Come with me. Live free or die from boredom. Be bold to the bone. GO MOTO.
This is beyond inspiring! What an awesome, wonderful, excellent, exciting idea you have in the works here. And brilliant minds behind it, can’t wait to see it play out and hopefully be a part as well. You women are amazing, truly incredible.
Thank you lady!!!! And thank you for all your cheerleading and smiles and good thoughts thrown our way (because I can see them and feel them all the way out here in Texas). :)
YES!!! HELLZ YES!!! So excited for you Sally. And inspired by all that you’re creating for yourself (and for us…so we can tag along for the ride)!
You ROCK sister. Will spread the word far and wide about your project and travels. Miss you + sending hugs to you! xo
Miss Stephanie…thank you. From the bottom of my heart. You have loved and supported me throughout this entire thing and I can’t tell you how much that means to me. I look at us all like a little tribe. Loving and supporting each other through our projects. We are all here. So much love sent your way. I miss you like crazy. XO
Um, YES! All over it. Behind ya’ll in front of you beside you, I am YES to this. And yes to naked looking Natalie :-) Just sayin. Check-check-check out my latest post of LEAPING, and trusting the parachute to deploy. We are kindred spirits in an AMAZING place. Loving everything.
Ellen…thank you!! It’s like we’re all in this together. Taking risks (like you and your job…OMG!!!!) for the lives we want, for the projects we want to create, for the service we want to put forth in this world. It’s so inspiring to hear about. Thank you for sharing your blog post. I love it and congrats!!! We’re all here supporting you too, as your parachute deploys.
Ellen you are HILARIOUS!!! I can’t tell you how much I love the parallel universes of all of my loved ones around me … bold to the bone muthafukkas unite! :)
Hey ladies, I’m so proud of what you are up to, and I’m sure you already know I’m in, down and already Moto! Let’s plan on crossing paths sooner than later. With oodles of love & a lil dollop of pleasure…xoxo
Kerrie!!! YOU ARE EXACTLY what Girls Gone Moto is all about. Thank you so much for your love and support and we will DEFINITELY meet up on the road. Much love, S
You GO girl! Way to go! Can’t wait to see the kickstarter page. Love your work & the movement. The longer I’m on the road, the more I realize the most important thing for me, is to hang out (virtually, or in person) with other cool peeps like you. And, to really build my support team (yep, the admin side – so I can play more, while my clients still know I’m there for them). So awesome! Keep it up, so we can all live a bigger, better life! ~ Loralee
Hey lady!! Thank you! Kickstarter page is being created right now. :) I absolutely agree with you about meeting great people on the road. That has been a huge part of what makes our whole trip worthwhile and wonderful! Thank you for being on board and we all get to be out here supporting each other and helping to make the world a better place. We rule.
Adventure! Fun! Rock on chicas! SO gonna follow the journey – yay, road trip! xo T
TIA! THANK YOU!!!! And we’re so happy to have you along for the ride.
The Journey (Mary Oliver)
One day you finally knew
what you had to do, and began,
though the voices around you
their bad advice–
though the whole house
began to tremble
and you felt the old tug
at your ankles.
“Mend my life!”
each voice cried.
But you didn’t stop.
You knew what you had to do,
though the wind pried
with its stiff fingers
at the very foundations,
though their melancholy
It was already late
enough, and a wild night,
and the road full of fallen
branches and stones.
But little by little,
as you left their voices behind,
the stars began to burn
through the sheets of clouds,
and there was a new voice
which you slowly
recognized as your own,
that kept you company
as you strode deeper and deeper
into the world,
determined to do
the only thing you could do–
determined to save
the only life you could save.
SO excited for you. SO SO excited. Did I mention I’m excited? Syndication is immanent! :) You ladies are so inspiring!!!!!!!!!!! All my love surround you. Z
Zoe…this just sent Natalie into tears and my entire body into chills. This couldn’t have been more perfect, spoken more directly to us, or affected us an greater. Thank you for sharing. Thank you for your kindness and support and love. Thank you for being you and coming into our lives. Can you believe we all met on the same weekend?! What a magical turn of events. That weekend has changed my entire life. Forever and ever love.
Love it Sally – suits you perfectly. You are exactly the duo to start this!
Thank you Amanda!!! I appreciate and value all your continued support and feel so lucky that we crossed paths. So much love to you.
This is so nuts it just might work.
AHHHHHHHH!!! HAHAHHA!!! Best post ever. And I appreciate that. And expect you to be directly on board. :)
Sally!!!! YEEEEE-AWWWWW! I’m so excited for you and for everyone who is gonna be lucky enough to be in your bad-ass path. This is so cool – and TOTALLY the thing that you would do. I love your heart and your spirit! I’ll be following you and supporting you all the way! World, hold ON xoxo
Stephanie!!! From one radical woman to another, this means the world to me! I think we are on a similar journey (the vehicle may be a bit different, however) and I look forward to being in each other’s paths the whole time. I really respect and enjoy what you’re up to and will be following you as well. Thank you so much for your support. Love,S
Rock it out, Sally! I’m so psyched for you! It really is a movement – this gathering momentum of changemakers, optimists, and radical folk living their dreams and linking arms along the way…
So glad to be connected with you as you spread the good, powerful word :)
Thank you Kellie! And thank you so much for standing behind and beside us. I’m so happy to be connected to you as well. Three cheers for a life well lived!
You guys are so rad! Come to NYC! Bring that RV to RHH live. Would be so awesome!
Tracy!! You have no idea how much we wanted to bring it to RHH. We just won’t be able to make it in time with the timeframe we have to drive. We mapped it out last night and everything and any way we slice it, it wouldn’t work. I’m really, REALLY bummed about that.
So I was on the cusp on something amazing as B School concluded. Then I relocated for nursing school, near my family up in the Far North… Anchorage, AK. I am on the verge of kicking nursing school to the curb and picking up where I left out with B School. It will be the biggest move of my life if I pull it off… because it will be the first time I’ve made my creative desire more of a priority than what others are expecting of me. Feel free to blast through Canada and head to AK.
Oh girl!!! I know how you’re feeling and you gotta just go with your gut on this one! Taking risks to live the life you want always works out in your favor, whether or not you can see that “favor” right away. Let me know what you decide. You have my support either way!!!
I can’t “like” on a corporate profile, but I added you as a “favourite”.
HECK YES!!! Thank you Greg!
Behind you all the way girl!!! You’re a trail blazer, a movement starter and a generous soul. You’re gonna kick ass in this, as you do :) Going spiritually moto with you all day!! Vroom Vroom!! LOVE YOU!!!!
Girl your constant love and support means the world to me. THANK YOU! Can’t wait to see where both our journeys lead us.