This page marks a series of firsts: my first blog, my first webpage, my first attempt at long-distance backpacking, my first (real?) writing outlet. I have always been an adventurer and a gypsy at heart. I started out after college as a horse trainer. I travelled around the country working with many different horse breeds, people, and riding styles. Everything I owned fit in my car. After about four years I went back to college for business administration and then entered public accounting. I got my CPA license and spent about five years in Los Angeles steadily filling my brain with codes and form numbers while simultaneously filling out my back-side.
I now find myself in a form of limbo, ready to go back to school for law, but needing an outlet to find my center (both figuratively and literally if we consider my waist). I talked about hiking the Appalachian Trail with my father since I was very young. Inspired anew, I’ve spent the last year preparing for a thru-hike, however since I will need to relocate for law school I have had to bring my trip length down to a less ambitious two month jaunt. My father will even be joining me for part of the trip!
I hope to use this blog to chronicle my two month AT journey. I want to continue to also write about other shorter trips I have planned in the coming year and trips yet unplanned in the years to come. Thank you so much for joining me here and I look forward to hearing your thoughts and encouragement. Be blessed!