Last year I went on an epic journey hiking the Appalachian Trail. It has made me question how I live my everyday life. I don't think I will ever be the same! I didn't leave on this adventure looking for or expecting a change, I liked my life before but after living out in nature with only a backpack of possessions and experiencing the total sense of peace and freedom creation provided, it was hard to come home and adjust to "normal". I'm just trying to figure out how to live my life with the same sense of freedom, peacefulness and beauty I found on the trail.
I wrote the above paragraph four years ago and most of it still rings true today. I still don't have it all figured out yet but I have managed to minimize my possessions, my impact on this earth and the time I spend doing needless things. I find myself living more simply each day enjoying nature and my surroundings wherever that may be. Right now I am on a cross Canada adventure and even though it is raining outside right now I am loving every minute of it!
We have finished our cross Canada adventure for now (we did make across the country and had a great time along the way). We found so many great places along the way that I'm sure there will be another cross country adventure in the future. For now we have planted ourselves on Vancouver Island for the winter (the warmest spot we could find in Canada) and are planning out our adventures for 2018. After a trip back to Ontario to visit my kids and attend my daughters graduation I will be attempting a Pacific Crest Trail thuhike! I am so excited and can hardly wait! However, there is a lot of work to be done between now and then to be able to afford this as well as some physical training to get ready for the cascade mountains. I will be ramping up my blog posts this year as well as learning how to make better video so that I can document the PCT hike. If you want to watch as I learn you can find my channel here: