Today I came across an amazing website. http://www.adventure-journal.com/ It is an online magazine devoted to anything and everything outdoor related. One can end up accidentally spending a LOT of time on that site. Hee hee. You have been warned.
Sometimes, when I start freaking out over something I am about to do (such as this hike), I like to read about people who do absolutely amazing things. Such as this blind surfer from Brazil who surfs pipe. I mean, I love reading about incredible people anyways, but especially in my current circumstance, it makes what I'm about to do seem a lot less imposing. Honestly, it really isn't as big of a task as a lot of people around me are making it seem. It is ultimately the same thing that we all do on an everyday basis: walk. Putting one foot in front of another. The only difference is, I'm just going a bit farther. At least that is what I like to tell myself. Lol.
So, reading that adventure website reminded me of one of the very first reasons why I wanted to do this hike. A while ago, I told myself, I can keep reading about epic adventures, or I can create my own. I mean, what was I waiting for? As fun as it is reading about other people's adventures, ultimately what it did was just fuel a burning desire in me to embark on my own. Despite the fact that I live in the most beautiful place in the world, there is just so much more on this planet that I need to experience and roam around in. So here I am, leaving in 6 weeks. I am SO UNPREPARED on so many levels. But hey, better to make mistakes than excuses, right? :)