Tony Robbins Fire Walking, and My Lists Are Public!
I am an affirmations lover and I am not afraid to admit that. Call it cliche all you want. Give me some Tony Robbins making Oprah fire-walk motivation, any day. I love the idea of creating these lists and making them public to help hold me accountable. Here they are:
I am thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail because…
- I want to challenge myself mentally, and physically.
- To set an example for my daughter, Jade. If you can dream it, you can achieve it.
- To get out of my comfort zone.
- To be inspired.
- To do what I love, photograph.
- To travel and see 11 states by foot.
- To get a deeper look at who I am.
- Have my faith in humanity restored.
- To connect with other wanderlust’ers!
When I successfully thru-hike the Appalachian Trail I will…
- Start planning to thru-hike the PCT.
- Be extremely proud of myself.
- Have gained some new life long adventure friends. People that inspire and encourage me to live life outside the box.
- Make up for lost time in the bedroom with my husband
- Write a book and photo story to publish.
If I give up on the Appalachian Trail I will…
The only way I am coming off this trail before summiting Katahdin is if a bear mauls me to death, a hillbilly hijacks me, or if I drop dead (all unlikely). But if for some reason I quit (turns my stomach just writing that) I will:
- Be extremely disappointed in myself.
- Let down my sponsors.
- Be ashamed to look at my husband and daughter for a while.
I will definitely be carrying my written lists with me to read when I am dropping f bombs, ready to quit. I will also be carrying my amazing gift that my husband and daughter made for me. It’s a laminated image to carry in my pack so they are always with me on the trail. On the back of the image is my favorite flower, a tiger lily, and it reads:
You’re the best
Boo-yah! My intentions are public. Whenever I start complaining I am giving you full permission to hold me to these lists.
This website contains affiliate links, which means The Trek may receive a percentage of any product or service you purchase using the links in the articles or advertisements. The buyer pays the same price as they would otherwise, and your purchase helps to support The Trek's ongoing goal to serve you quality backpacking advice and information. Thanks for your support!
To learn more, please visit the About This Site page.