Before I hiked the Appalachian Trail in 2007, I used to be one of the most social people you would ever meet. I was outgoing, the life of the party, and shy wasn’t a word I ever used to describe myself to people.
After my hike things changed. I spent so much time alone on a trail that it eventually began to be who I was in real life. I started shying away from people and places that I used to love.
I became a loner.
I worried what people and friends thought of me for the new person I had become.
Now a major introvert, I prefer quiet places with no crowds, one or two good people as opposed to 1-200 terrible ones, and seek that loner life and solitude more and more each day. The only thing that has given me balance and been through that transition with me are these two guys pictured here. If one of these two don’t like you upon first meeting them, you better believe we won’t be making room for you in our lives. My yin and yang, the cream filling to my Oreos (we know how much I love Oreos right @kimberleymcmullen
), and the key to my heart. They’ve been there through the good and the bad, and always show up with lots of love and ready to go no matter what. To these two.. my ride or dies, I love you more than ever. We’re the three amigos always.