When I moved from New Jersey to Washington over a year ago, I got rid of almost everything I owned. Paring my belongings down to fit in my compact sedan for the cross-country road trip meant evaluating the importance of each and every item. The exercise was at first difficult, then cathartic, as I separated myself from clutter of life.
I read her latest Facebook post with just the slightest twinge of envy. A sense of excitement and anticipation dances on every word and I find myself wishing we could somehow switch places: she could have my desk job and I’d be the one preparing to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail. Continue reading →