Don’t Fall Flat On Your Face, Know Your Why
When you do something worthwhile that is going to test you and challenge you, a time will come when you question your decision to do it. If you can’t answer why you are doing it, you might as well pack up and head back home. It’s your why that will keep you moving and keep you in the game.
Of course you like hiking and you want to hike the AT from beginning to end but it has to be bigger. Your why, it has to be personal to you.
My why came to me in the month of May in which I took one gut punch after another. My Mother passed away on May 3, 2016 and my Father passed away on May 21, 2016 and my world had changed forever.
I wanted to honor them and do something in their memory. So I decided to hike for two charities that are near and dear to not only me but them as well. People pledge money for so many miles that I hike and once I complete the hike they will be notified that it is time to pay up.
Every step I take gets me closer to my destination but every step I take also gets me more money for each charity. Since this is in honor of my Parents, I am determined to get to that finish line. I use a website created by another hiker to keep track of my pledges, it is hikefor.com.
If you are going to hike a trail anyway you could raise money to help an organization out in the process. However, I do know that is not every ones ultimate goal or cup of tea. That is why you have to really search for your why.
What is your why?
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