I’ve been on this crazy journey of self-discovery since my time on the Appalachian Trail. I think it actually began when I reached the sign on Katahdin that proclaimed the Trail’s northern terminus. I touched the sign and cried; then my life changed again within the hour when I said yes to Ben, who was down on one knee, holding a ring I was terrified to touch because I just knew I would drop it and it would be lost among the rocks (thankfully, that didn’t happen).
I became a different person on that mountain. And I returned to West Virginia renewed. There have been lots of days since I’ve been back that have been tough, but there have been more days that have been so incredibly full and rewarding and, quite simply, beautiful. A couple of weeks ago I took in this view in Harpers Ferry and I was reminded of the power we have within us. We don’t talk about it enough.
It will come. That thing you’re working toward, that relationship you’re cultivating, that ONE ELEMENT of life you’re hoping to grasp and hold onto. If you are summoning it, if you want it badly enough, if you truly believe you deserve it - you will make it happen for yourself. That’s what I learned on Katahdin. That’s what I discovered when I said yes to Ben. Believe it, work for it, and life has a funny way of handing you that - or something even better. ✨
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