Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.
~ Albert Einstein
Hi, my name is Jessica Lawrence.
When I was fifteen, I was fortunate enough to take a bicycle trip with other teenagers and a couple of counselors through Europe for a month. I came back with the dream of someday bicycling across the country. This summer, starting on June 8, twenty-three summers later, I plan to fulfill that dream.
As if the goal of bicycling across the country isn't enough, I have another goal attached to it. I hope to raise $25,000 to support the Alliance for a Healthier Generation's work in childhood obesity prevention in school and out-of-school time. As a national school health consultant, inspired by their work to make schools healthier places for students and staff, I want to bring awareness that healthy kids truly do learn better. My business, Cairn Guidance has a mission to: Create places of health and well-being where kids can win through education. AHG is one of the organizations working nationally to combat childhood obesity that I want to continue to support! For more information on why I selected Alliance for a Healthier Generation as my organization of choice, what they do and to make a donation, click here.
I will be continuing my business as a national school health consultant as I ride. Striving for that balance of work and play... just on the road! This site will be my travel blog for the next 6-7 months, including preparation, training and the actual trip. I hope this inspires each of you reading this to be bold, courageous and select one lifelong dream you have and accomplish it. Embrace every day to the fullest.