As my life circumstances continue to branch in unexpected directions, I’m working to find my place in the world; to locate the slot where my irregularly-shaped peg fits. I’ve crammed more living into the last three years than any other period of my life, and I’m reeling from the whiplash of constant transition.

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The Trail Provides

I finished my thru hike over a year ago and the trail has yet to stop providing. This weekend, I move to Alaska to house sit for the winter. In many ways, this turn of events feels like a logical, direct extension of the AT.

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Time Change

“Thru hiking taught me to accept each day, regardless of trail conditions, as an opportunity rather than a means to an end.” Hiking the Appalachian Trail redefined how I value my time.

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Puzzle Pieces

I was recently struck by a quote from former AT thru-hiker and author Cindy Ross. “Returning home is the most difficult part of long-distance hiking. You have grown outside the puzzle and your piece no longer fits.” This rings true to my post-hike life. This entry is as much an update as an attempt to […]

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