Living my best life with a dead mans child and a hole in my heart. I am Angela. I am a widowed mother of three, and a pediatric nurse. I am a novice hiker. I have found peace in the woods since my husbands death. It’s the only place in the world now where I feel like I belong. I’m beyond excited to venture out and thru-hike the AT. I am a survivor. I am lost. I’m hoping to heal and find myself again. I want to show the world that there’s power in grief, and even when life is painful there’s still so much beauty in the world.
I have approximately 100 days to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail. It’s a privilege to have the time I do to train. There’s no choice to do it in
Thru-hiking the Appalachian trail is a slightly insane challenge to take on for anyone. Going solo on this journey is another challenge for me. Now I
At the young age of 33 I was catastrophically widowed. The horror of it all is surreal. My eyes burst open at 3 a.m. to my little girl screaming