― photo credit: me.explorer ∙ We must walk consciously only part way toward our goal, and then leap in the dark to our success. ~ Henry David Thoreau ∙ "JUMP! JUMP! JUMP! JUMP!" ∙ I was 14 years old, and all my friends were daring me to do it. My mother had warned me about this day... "If all your friends jumped off a bridge, would you do it too?!" I would roll my eyes at the absurdity of her suggestion. How dumb does she think I am? How dumb does she think my friends [...].