6 Facts About Me (A Narcissistic Post)

Hi guys! I am so excited to be on here blogging for Appalachian Trials! I thought for my first post, I would do a little introduction of myself so we can get to know one another over the next year of this crazy adventure that is thru-hiking. I am making it a list so that bullet points will keep me from talking too much so….

Cat - Intro

1) I am originally from Georgia but now live in Colorado! I am excited to be returning home to start the hike and visiting Maine for the first time via my own two feet. I have always loved traveling whether it’s cross country road trips or time in South America, East Africa and places all in between and now I know I love to pack up and move somewhere new!

2) I am in grad school for military counseling. No, I am not in the military. I just want to serve those who serve this country. They give so much and come home to receive so little — I want to change this!

3) I have the world’s greatest dog. Proof provided below.

Cat - Scout

4) I am in the middle of 5 kids. I have the world’s greatest family and I am so thankful to my family and friends for their support of this crazy idea I had to thru-hike.

5) I graduated from the University of Georgia – GO DAWGS! And believe it’s a true blessing that the hike will be over by the time college football season starts.

6) And why am I doing this? (Part 1)

  • Life allows me the opportunity – one not everyone gets 
  • If I don’t do it now, I never will be able to
  • I need to be reminded that I do not depend on merely myself for strength, provision, security or guidance
  • I want to expand and test my wilderness experience and skills
  • I want to truly experience Nature
  • It scares me 
  • I want to test myself
  • I will get to know new people and new stories
  • I do not live life with regrets and “what if”s
  • I want to gain more discipline

I am excited about joining this community! Please feel free to reach out to me — I would love to hear from you!

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