“If your goals don’t scare you then you aren’t dreaming big enough” – Unknown
Saturday 23rd September 2017: Desire.
I’m thirsty for my next adventure. I’m on the hunt for my next ambitious goal, the next crazy idea, the next impossible project. I need something to devote myself to, to train for, to explore for, to conquer. I want to feel scared, empowered, unbeatable. I want to surprise myself, to see that magnificent view, to learn something new, and use existing skills. I need to go outside my comfort zone, to re-define what I’m capable of and what holds me back.
Wednesday 1st November 2017: Decision.
Often you are set on a path well before you even realise it. On the 1st November 2017, I suddenly woke up and found myself in that very position, I’d been gearing up to make a big decision; I was going to hike the Pacific Crest Trail. I’d been off searching for my next project for many months, then just at the right time, the PCT was referenced, a trail which I was already familiar with and had never considered; until that moment. It’s set my course for an incredible year of self discovery, physical and emotional challenges and amazing experiences. I’ll be off on a self defining journey, earning the right to forever tell the grandkids that when I was 26 I set off and hiked from Mexico to Canada, alone, for 5 months.
The PCT stretches across 4,265kms (2650 miles) crossing deserts, forests, mountain ranges and snow along the Western United States. Check out this video for some insight into the PCT: Do More With Less
Thursday 11th January 2018: Commitment.
Flights are booked, visa and hike permits are approved and I took the huge step of resigning from my job. I’m 100% committed now and in just 8 short weeks this great big adventure begins.
I want to finish this and know how to adore myself. That will be the journey, my great learning. Not to learn how to be alone, but to truly meet myself, and fall in love with her; a wild Heather.