WaHoooo…Gettin’ On The Road Again
I know there is more. More life to live, to experience, to find in awe, to share, to learn. More to uncover of our true selves. The self we have internally and we share with everyone else. To start the hike Barbara Johnson’s quote makes me chuckle in saying “I’ve gone to find myself, If I get back before I return, Make sure I stay here”.
The AT is a huge push to see your true self. There will be long moments of solitude to clear your mind of the usual drama of living and boils it down to you at this moment. I am looking forward to having time with my thoughts as well as hearing those of others to help me move forward in the years to come and my role in it. Where do I see myself?
If I look back on the last 2 years, it has unfolded just as it should have after my only parent suddenly passing, remodeling the home for sale, selling the home, buying an RV (temporary I say :D), and living on my daughter and son-in-law’s property while I think of the next step. Then the virus, my first grandbaby, and attempting that dang garden.
I found that by pushing myself with constant changes I gain so much confidence and can achieve goals easier. It even takes doubt off the table. I have this ‘knowing’ of what to do-like it’s obvious.
Alan Watts has said, “The game of life must be lived in the spirit of play rather than work, and the conflicts it involves must be carved on the realization that no species can carry on without its natural antagonists, its enemies, its indispensable opponents.”
So when asked ‘Why do you want to hike the Appalachian Trail?’ I can say I feel it is to:
Gain more bits to play the game of life!
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