***Writer's Note: I wrote this post about a month ago and looking back on it, I'm not a fan. Although It's true that I don't know what the hell I'm doing with my life; I don't think about it all that often and it doesn't really matter that much to me. I'm enjoying most of the choices I make, and learning from all of them. Alas, I need an ice breaker post, so I'll keep it to look back on in the future and laugh at how dramatic I seem. But take the post with a grain of salt.***

Since I started telling people of my plans to hike this spring, I’ve been asked ‘why?’. Which sucks, because to be honest, I’m not completely sure why.

I wouldn’t be lying if I said it was for the adventure, or because I love Scoober’s (my dog) excitement when we’re out following the scent of a deer. Or because I want to push myself to complete a goal that’s going to test my mental and physical stamina. But there is some other reason that I know is there, but I was having trouble describing to myself, let alone another person. But on a hike today with Scoobs, I think I made some progress with figuring it out.

I want to know why I am always restless!

Not in an ADHD kind of way, but more about why I’m always looking for my next move when I should be enjoying what’s in front of me. It was a fun mentality when I left college – I moved around to a few different states chasing whatever job looked fun and just made new friends wherever I landed. It was a lifestyle that I thought would culminate in me finding the perfect job in the perfect area and I would be the happiest kid in the whole campsite. But now I’m starting to question that mentality. I’ve passed up on some pretty good gigs to keep looking to see if there’s something better (and I’m about to do the same when I end my lease in March to start the Trail).

So that’s the first draft idea in my head of why I’m really hiking. To take a time-out from working to figure out what’s important to me and make some kind of game plan for how to obtain it. And for the adventure. And to see Scoober get excited when were following the scent of a deer. And to test my stamina.

And I’m excited to share it with you all!

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