Taking Paths Less Traveled

Joyful Hiker. Mother. Teacher. Adventurer.

Narrative about my first day section hiking on the PCT

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In mid June, I went on a solo backpacking trip on the PCT. My path took me nearly 40 miles from Kennedy Meadows to Lone Pine. Everyone has been saying things to me like “That’s badass!” or “I’m so proud of you!” Yet, I feel like an impostor. Let me explain. I have been preparing …

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My therapist said something to me one time that really stuck with me. “You don’t want to be blown away by every wind.” It was really profound because I realized that I was getting yanked around flying through the air by all the bullshit around me. Instead I grounded myself and remembered to be like …

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When I told people I had moved out of my home, and bequeathed our house to my husband in the divorce, people were shocked. Of course, it was a hard decision. After all, my daughter had learned to walk there, I had lovingly painted all the walls the perfect color and had spent countless hours …

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