By: Jasmine Wilborne
I used to know who I was.
If you had met me a year and a half ago I would have said: I am an Evangelical Catholic christian.
I was the “praying for people in public” type of Christian. The Christian that would verbally fight against same-sex marriage. I was the girl who would invite you to bible study. My whole identity was steeped, saturated, swollen with God.
None of that is true now.
I am not a “believer” anymore. I’m sure over the course of this trip I will talk about this in detail, but simply, my identity is not based in religion anymore.
An opportunity for a new life? You bet!
So why am I deciding to ride my bike across the U.S with my best friend Seth Columbia? Because I’ve lost touch with who I am since I rejected my faith. I don’t know who I am and I don’t know what I really want. This adventure is a deliberate decision to allow the true “me” to manifest.
This trip means quitting my job (I’m a top performer who is being groomed by management to take on more roles btw) , leaving my family and friends behind, and venturing into a world of “no-return”. I mean, I’m nervous I won’t be employable after this!
All this to answer these questions: Who am I and what am I going to do with my life?
I know, it’s crazy.Will it be worth it? I guess we will have to find out.