Lent. Forty days now of awareness, of turning inward and taking stock. Forty days of asking hard questions, and then searching for answers.
This year, these forty days will be about climbing a mountain as I tackle an ongoing project which has been in the works for two years. I have been hesitant to put the word "book" in front of the word "project" because I am all too aware of my shortcomings as a writer; I have also been afraid of venturing into the unknown and, if I am being honest, of failing.
But it's time I face my demons.
It's time I enter that desert so I can strive for the mountaintop.