One Month Away From My Big Adventure
Here I am, I am one month out from one of the biggest adventures I could ever imagine myself doing. I am definitely ready, and over prepared as usual. I have been buying gear, reading reviews, and mentally educating myself for months, and of course for years, I have been interested in hiking the AT. It is finally time. I always tell people, “I am getting old, I have to do it now while I can,” which of course is not really the truth. I am a fresh 26-year-old gal who really needs a solo adventure. Haha!
I feel like this hike will push me from my self-controlling comfort zone. The comfort of knowing what is next and what will happen. A life change that I so desperately need. An excitement that I have not felt in a few years.
I have so many reasons why I am doing the Appalachian Trail. “There are people that have inspired me, situations that have pushed me, and an itch for existence that I need to satisfy. ”
Along the hike I want to record the plants I see, and all the geographical features I notice. I am a science geek through and through. I do question whether to bring my camera for photography or not. The luxury items are hard to not bring, but each time I go through my backpack I discover another few ounces that I can part with. It feels good when I do that.
Also, packing for a year-old-puppy and buying her gear has been something new to me. She can only hold nine pounds in her pack, so I think I will be holding more than I think. Lol. Hiking with Sugaree will be a struggling experience, but I absolutely think it will be worth it.
My brain is a scattered mess lately. I have been packing my entire house and still working 50 hours a week to scramble the last of the money I need to save. It has been an interesting few months. Finally, I have all my totes and boxes that I will need. I don’t need to buy anything else, and I finally feel like everything will work out.
Well, here is my first post. I hope I have grabbed your attention and keep you interested in my blog of hiking the Appalachian Trail.
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I am so excited to follow her journey!!
Thanks for giving her a space to blog !