5 things I’m going to miss the most
I’m heading to Georgia for the start of my NOBO thru-hike in 70 days. I’ve been planning and planning and planning and… well, you get it.
It’s all I can think about day in and day out. There are so many things I’m looking forward to: waking up in the woods, fresh air, solitude, not having a schedule. I could go on (some other time).
I’m looking forward to roughing it, but I would be lying if I said I wasn’t going to miss anything while I’m trekking along on my biggest adventure yet.
So, yes. I ADMIT IT.
I’ll miss some things.
And I’m not talking about all of the glorious people in my life. I’m talking about THINGS.
Here. I made a list:
- My bed – for reasons that I think are obvious.
- Heating – being cold is rough. Character building, sure, but still rough. I’m going to miss being able to just turn on the heater and cozy up with a book.
- Netflix – I think it’ll be good to get some space from binge watching Netflix shows, but I’ll still miss those long nights of episode-after-episode while inhaling <<insert any snack food here>>.
- Vegetables – I love a good vegetable stir-fry. Baked brussel sprouts and asparagus; mouth watering. Due to the weight-to-calorie ratio, I will likely not be carrying many vegetables in my pack. I’ll just have to pack them in my stomach whenever I’m going through a town.
- Clean clothes – Wearing a clean set of clothes every single day of the week. Hell yes. But on the trail, weight overrules everything when I’ve got to carry it over 2,000 miles, so….. #smellySteph
I’ll miss these things. And that’s okay.
It will be okay.
I’m fine with missing these things.
But I sure as hell won’t let myself miss this opportunity because of something like Netflix.
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