Bear with my allegory for a moment. It'll pay off.
P.S. Yes, it's really me.
I live in Racine, WI.
I have in-laws in St. Paul, MN.
Upon occasion, like weddings and such, there has been need to travel from where I live to where they live.
It is about a 5.5 hour drive according to google maps.
I don't know how to do a five hour drive. Its too long. Its too far. If I think about it, I'll just quit.
So, instead. I drive to Madison, WI.
That's only a 2 hour drive.
Once I get there, I usually stop for gas, snacks, drinks, and to pee.
Then I drive to Tomah. Then to Eau Claire. Don't speed through Eau Claire, BTW.
And finally, I drive to St. Paul.
Why is this germane?
There are things that I am confident that I am able to do.
There are things that I consider impossible for me to do.
And there are things that I think I can probably do, but need to stretch my comfort zone a little.
See what I'm saying?