I smile as I come back to my blogspot, which has been abandoned for many months now. I smile and feel an incredible warmth by reading the title of my blog: Your mountain is waiting, so get on your way.
Ah, yes. Reaffirms everything, and the point of this post right now. For many months I have been prompted to go on a very large are lengthy trip. Hiking the Appalachian Trail with my siggy-other*.
A six month, over 2,000 mile rigorous hiking trip.
"Eh, no babe...that is your thing, your trip. I fully support you, gonna miss the hell outta you, but I've got other things to do on my path. Like grad school, work, save money..."
The above was almost my exact excuse for at least 9 months now.
AND THEN. The epiphany and greatest scheme my mind has conjured up since NYC days...
I can HAVE and EXPERIENCE both!
My hopeful plan of grad school in August...work for the next few months....and do maybe half of the Appalachian trip. Sounds like a win. Moving to Colorado for grad school (fingers crossed...still waiting...) has totally justified purchasing expensive and necessary hiking gear. What better place to be ready for a hike than the good ol' Rockies?
I think the next plan of action is to get my mind right for all of this. Starting by taking my own ownership of this trip. Seeing my individual journey and mountains to overcome while being part of a pairing. Creating my own reasons and intentions for joining. Creating a path just as much as I am joining on an already planned and paved path. Asking myself pensive questions, and working on creating and redefining those answers. Getting involved in the plans and realizing that the mountains have been waiting on me this whole time to just say YES!
Getting on my way,
Moon Trip ;)
*siggy other: aka. my boo, my man, my love shack :)