Plane ticket, check.
Five months of food, not checked off yet.
He sits there on his IPhone, IPad and Apple TV simultaneously with all the devices working together. My friend David Miller maps out the 2,600 plus miles of the Pacific Crest Trail. Every bookmark and internet screen on his devices are dedicated to the PCT.
David is hiking the Pacific Crest Trail too. I previously mentioned him in “The Making of the Video” post. He's already booked our plane tickets and solidified our permits. The only task to face now, may be the BIGGEST of all, gathering up enough food for five months and organizing resupply boxes.
Since November, Dave has been figuring out what he wants as his next career move. He couldn’t stand the 8 am-5 pm office job any longer. He cites a lack of human interaction and being cooped up in a climate controlled cubicle for the reasons he wanted out. When I revealed to Dave my plan for the PCT, he immediately hopped on-board. He still doesn’t know what his next career move will be when we get back. Dave hopes to figure it all out on the trail and believes he could meet someone along the way that presents an opportunity.
Just like me, Dave is taking the big leap of faith and never looking back. We both set our intentions on the fact that everything will work out and be better than before.
"I’ve come way too far to turn back now,” the phrase with a duo meaning for my life right now.
Not only regarding the PCT trip but a lesson with a guy that showed BACK UP. Like for the fourth time.
I’m a firm believer in the mantra “when someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time.” Yet, I’m just now applying that mantra to personal relationships. After this certain guy showed me who he is three times before, I finally chose differently today.
The last quadruple casualties, he would disappear when I had a gut feeling something wasn’t on the up-and-up. About a year ago, I figured out he was talking to his off-and-on again ex-girlfriend living in a different state.
She recently moved to Tulsa and just three weeks ago their relationship didn't work out- insert him automatically texting me.
This morning he woke up to a text from that yet again ex-girlfriend and claims he didn’t reply. He lured me in with an invitation to dinner, but after an eight mile walk in the 70 degree sunshine, I cleared my head and revealed to him “I’m not interested in all of this. Hope you understand.”
I’m choosing differently. I don’t need to learn this life lesson for the fourth time- notice I’m not calling it “a mistake”.
As Abraham Lincoln wrote, and I reference in my outdoor video, “I may walk slowly, but I never walk backwards.”
Right now, I’m focusing on the next seven months. Two days ago, my backpack and trekking poles arrived in the mail. Everything is coming together so well for my trip. I need to focus on what’s ahead, not what’s been trailing behind me for a year and a half.