Future Thru Hiker: NOBO 2019
I’m going to start this blog off with one of my favorite quotes from my favorite author, Stephen King:
“When asked, “How do you write?” I invariably answer, “One word at a time,” and the answer is invariably dismissed. But that is all it is. It sounds too simple to be true, but consider the Great Wall of China, if you will: one stone at a time, man. That’s all. One stone at a time. But I’ve read you can see that motherfucker from space without a telescope.”
one stone at a time / one word at a time / one step at a time
HI! My name is Emily. I am a 28 (soon to be 29) year-old who lives in Boston. I am originally from Ohio and moved to New England after college to pursue my dream of becoming a lawyer. After 3 years of law school, a graduation ceremony, the MA bar exam, and a swearing-in ceremony, I can finally introduce to you: Emily, Esq.
I love my job. I love going to court and advocating zealously for my clients. I even love the legal writing and research demanded of me.
But I have found something I love more. I have fallen in love with hiking. The White Mountains in New Hampshire turned into a playground for me this winter and I’m telling you something right now – no trial or motion hearing has given me the rush that reaching the summit of a mountain has given me.
I have always loved the outdoors. My parents are deadheads and let’s just say I grew up camping… a lot. As a teenager, I car camped with my friends, usually centered around some sort of music concert. And then, I, like many 20-somethings, started to pack on the lbs. Around this time, I remember my dad telling me he read a “A Walk in the Woods” and how he wanted to attempt a thru-hike and I remember thinking,
“PSH. I will never get back in good enough shape to do something like that.”
Well, here I am. Here I am 2 years from the time when I want to start my AT Thruhike, to tell YOU, faithful reader, that I am going to get in good enough shape to do something like that.
And this blog? This is where I am going to tell you about all the shakedown hikes, gear purchases, and whatever else happens in between. honestly, i’m just here because my friends and family members are already sick of hearing me discuss what brand of sleeping pad I should buy.
UNTIL NEXT TIME! <3 em
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