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Friday, December 30, 2016

Resolving for 2018

I have not been too big into New Years resolutions. I don't see the point of making a point of improving yourself based on a date in time defined semi randomly by a calendar created by Romans many centuries ago. I think we should all make a point to resolve to improve any day of the year when we see something in ourselves that we should improve.

But this year I think I will put things in motion via New Year resolution. If I make this resolution into a series of goals, and stick to plans that will accomplish these goals on a defined timeline, I should have an tremendous 2018. That will change my life.

I am really getting serious about the idea of attempting a thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail. The more I read on it, the more inspired I am getting. But if I'm going to dedicate toughly six months of my life to do that, I need to get quite a bit accomplished first. It's going to require a great deal of planning, prepping, and saving. Not only for the hike itself, but life afterward.

Even if everything goes great and I persevere all the way across roughly 2,200 miles of hiking trails without submitting due to injury, lack of endurance or money. I will still return home unemployed.

Right now if I get after it with intensity, a thru-hike attempt by me in 2018 is possible. We'll have to see how well I stick to achieving my goals in 2017.

But to sum up, my 2017 New Years resolution is to attempt an AT thru-hike in 2018.

This must be what a midlife crisis feel like...... 

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