So why do I feel so much anxiety? Maybe it is just excitement.
I am thinking to far ahead. Thinking about the danger. Thinking about the weather. Thinking about the 4 hour drive to the Trail. Hoping my wife will be ok while I am gone. Hoping no one messes with my car for the 6 days I will be in the Trail.
All things that I can do NOTHING about today.
I am prepared. Yolande is an adult. She can handle herself just fine.
This is how I am trying to learn to be. There is so much that I have no control over! Everything, actually. All this stuff causing me anxiety is going to go the way it is supposed to go. I’m in God’s Hands. Wow. I have never written that before.
This will be a very different experience. I am letting the trail just take me. I am just going to walk. Walk to the next water and campsite.
Eyes open. Seeing not looking.
And this is important. Very important to me. I am on this planet, living a second chance, to help other’s and keep myself fit to do just that.
The AT feeds my Spirit.
The odds are not in my favor. Not a large percentage of 60 plus Section Hikers finish.
I will beat the odds!