[Video] Im off! Part 2: The First Days

My driftwood walking stick rests against the wall of my sea-blue room. My umbrella leaning against her.

When I look at them, I can so easily return to the moment I took my first step on the trail after Janye left me with my pack, 9 days of food, and a bag of fresh picked blueberries.

This was it. 

Episode 2: 350 Solo Miles, First Days on the Trail

Day 2: Wisdom Tips from the Pacific Crest Trail

  • Create your own precious ceremonies. Tell everyone about them…or tell no one.
  • If the wind blows hard and pushes against you, sing! Sing into it. Tell it your name.
  • Happiness has always been an inside job.
  • At least once a week, sit around a table and share food with friends and family.
  • Knock on your neighbor’s door, even if you simply tell them that you’re there if they need you.
  • Get a library card. Read. Imagine. Fearlessly dream.

Back again tomorrow!


P.S. If you missed Episode 1, check your email inbox for yesterdays post or view the video on YouTube. The link for Episode 1 is in the comments section.

Hold fast to dreams 

For if dreams die

Life is a broken-winged bird

That cannot fly.

Hold fast to dreams

For when dreams go

Life is a barren field

Frozen with snow.   

-Langston Hughes


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