Stephanie Messina

Hey, there. Did you know that there is no pressure like the pressure you feel when trying to write a concise paragraph about yourself? I'm an explorer-human who gets bored easily? A TanTanMen-loving Supernatural fan? A car-free, curly-haired, biochemist? I was very much enjoying my career as a brewer until I tore my ACL in August of 2018. (My orthopedic surgeon gently used the word "shredded." Don't worry--still won the flag-football game.) I underwent reconstructive surgery in late October, and am looking forward to showing all explorer-humans that it's possible to do "BIG THINGS" and accomplish great physical feats even if you have knee problems. I'll be hiking the Appalachian Trail starting May 1st of 2019. I'm also looking forward to connecting with other people who seek adventure and aren't afraid to spend some time wandering and wondering with their head in the clouds.

Posts

Thru-Hiking the Appalachian Trail with a Brand-New ACL

Thru-Hiking the Appalachian Trail with a Brand-New ACL

It was dead at the bar yesterday, and I figured if anyone was watching me through the security cameras, they wouldn’t quite mind if I was doing some

Feb 17, 2019 : Stephanie Messina
Reasons I Shouldn’t Hike the Appalachian Trail (And Why I’m Doing it Anyway)

Reasons I Shouldn’t Hike the Appalachian Trail (And Why I’m Doing it Anyway)

I’m going grey-ish. Yesterday, when I parted my hair to braid it, there were a few more glimmering, silver strands than I remember having. They’re

Feb 3, 2019 : Stephanie Messina
Be a Good Princess and Follow Your Man

Be a Good Princess and Follow Your Man

“Oh, you’re hiking with your boyfriend.” It’s the phrase that makes me want to cringe. Or, maybe it’s not the phrase. Maybe it’s the tone. It’s

Jan 31, 2019 : Stephanie Messina