Life’s a Dance

If you quite before you start, is that considered a failure? If so then I have successfully failed my first thru-hike! I never did walk the infamous Appalachian Trail, not this year anyways. But I am in Maine. So much has happened, so little has happened, time has flown by yet somehow also slowed way the hell down. With 2023 wrapping up, I felt I needed to sum up my first thru-hike failure.

A couple weeks before heading to Georgia to start the AT, I got some bad news from my family in Maine. I changed my flight from Georgia and went straight to Maine.  This was the last week in February and with the year coming to an end, I am still in Maine. I have signed on to be my mothers caretaker and I am living with her in Maine. So yeah I made it to Maine this year, a lot quicker then I thought and with nowhere near the expected leg muscles.

No need to feel sorry for this girl.  I am right where I need to be. I believe somethings happen for a reason. For now I am letting life unfold and plan on taking this chapter in my life one day at a time.  I have not given up on one day hiking the AT, but I have also set my eyes on many other long distance trails as well. I need to spend as much time as possible in the outdoors, whether that be on trails leading to fantastic views or simply an afternoon diggin’ in the flower and vegetable gardens, one thing is sure, you’ll find me outside. Just ordered some new snowshoes, so Mother Nature if your listening bring on the snow, this girl wants to get out and play!

This is Margaret for now.  When life allots me the time to be out crushing miles again, Ill bring you all along.  So Zach, please let me back to share my next adventure, whatever and whenever that might be.  🙂


“Life’s a dance, you learn as you go
Sometimes you lead, sometimes you follow
Don’t worry ’bout what you don’t know
Life’s a dance, you learn as you go”    -John Michael Montgomery


Good Vibes to all,  Margaret

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