Tony Robbins Fire Walking, and My Lists Are Public!

My Lists:

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.

Happy Adventuring,


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