It’s official. Quit my job. Going hiking.

Time slowed down to nearly a stop today as watched the last few seconds of the three o’clock hour expire. Hours seemed to go by between those seconds. But then it happen. Four o’clock finally came as promised and I walked out of my place of employment a free man. Jobless and with out income, but free none the less.

Let me be clear about this though. If I wasn’t leaving to hike the Appalachian Trail then I would be content to stay right where I am. I loved my job as a bartender at a nice italian restaurant. Between my guests and my coworkers I have met so many amazing people, and many of them have become great friends. These people have all been a huge source support and encouragement to me over the years. It has been an honor to get to know so many great people and I really hope I did a good enough job at expressing how thankful I am for all they have done for me. Im truly going to miss them all.

So, now that I am done working its time to get to the hiking, right? Not quite yet. I have a few things I gotta do first. Teresa, Dan and I are going to be heading to Colorado for most of the next week to see my brother and some friends. I don’t get to see them often enough so I am so glad we are making this happen. Also, their bands are playing some concerts while we are there so we luck out with both mountains and music, one of the best combos around.

After Colorado we will pretty much be Appalachian Trail bound. We should be hitting the road during the last week of March. We have a few days planned in North Carolina also, but are still looking to put feet on trail sometime during the first few days of April. That is if everything goes as planned, and I dislike plans.

Well, that is all I got for now. Just wanted to let you all in on this transitional day in my life. The day I quit my job to hike the Appalachian Trail for 6ish months. I think in the end it might just be one of my better choices. Thanks for all the support!

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