It's felt like one long, crazy dream.
That's probably the best way to describe the first two weeks on the road: the five cities, two countries, 17+ events, and hundreds of people I've been lucky enough to meet on the book tour so far. It's felt like one long, crazy dream.
And the best part has been the people. When the cities and talks and signings fade away into a blended blur, what will stand out will be conversations like one with a couple in Boston last Tuesday after the event at Harpoon Brewery, who drove in to share with me their jump: starting a non-profit in honor of their son who passed from pediatric cancer. Or the young woman in Washington, DC, who shared with me after the event at the Smithsonian that she feels she no longer needs permission from her mom to jump and live life on her terms—a welcomed perspective toward a tough and harmful relationship that marked her childhood.
I think it's important in any jump you take to have something to remind you, in some small way each day, why you do what you do. Today things feel like a dream, but tomorrow, or post-tour and in weeks or months forward, on the days that aren't dream like, I'll return to the notes I've kept on the meetings with people like these folks. And that will keep me going.
Truly massive thanks to all our members who helped us sell out seven events in three cities and two countries so far. Check out the tour schedule to join us going forward: next stops in London, Sydney, Nashville, Dubai. If you couldn't make it to the event with Sheryl Sandberg in Palo Alto or with the Corey C. Griffin Foundation at Harpoon Brewery, the audio tracks from both events will play as podcasts coming up on the When to Jump podcast.