This summer, I walked 275 miles, halfway across northern Spain, along the Camino de Santiago. Before we left for the Pilgrimage, my husband, Henry, and I emailed our family and friends:
“We would love to carry your prayer requests with us. If you are interested, please send us your list and we will offer up your requests as we walk along ‘The Way.'”
What we received added up to a 6-page, double-sided,10 point font, Excel spreadsheet! Then, I added my own prayers and goals.
1. Lose judgment
2. Lose weight
3. Lose the worry
They say “The Camino” teaches you what you need to learn. At first, it felt heavy to carry other people’s requests, but as I offered them up, they got lighter every day.
Ironically, what I discovered was that my goals were heavy. To think I could completely lose judgment, weight, and worry in 21 days? What was I thinking? Why are we so hard on ourselves?
Please take 45 seconds to watch this video. I recorded it on The Camino for the Confidence Project.
For the next 30 days, consider the weight of your own goals and ask yourself, “Where can I lighten the load?” Be kind to yourself.