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Joyce M
City: Sacramento
State: CA
Country: US
Begins: Apr 8, 2011
Direction: Northbound

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Date: Sun, Dec 19th, 2010

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I believe it's time to take a walk

I'm seriously hoping this is not simply a midlife crisis. The only upside to this actually being that would be the fact I get to live to almost 100. The standard male crisis seems to be a sports car and a partner 20 years younger, apparently I'm planning on giving up plumbing and my super comfy bed. I would say it seems strange but I have wanted to do the PCT for years. I was simply busy raising my Son and "being" someone. In 2006 my Son left for boot camp. My preference was college but he was not to be dissuaded. He was in Afghanistan for a year long tour in 2009. I think I held my breath for the whole time he was there. When he came home safe and whole, I exhaled, looked around and realized I was lost. He got settled and I moved to California, Sacramento to be exact. Amazing friends made the transition easy and worthwhile but... something, there's something either missing or weighing heavily on my back. I believe it happened slowly over the last 10 years while I wasn't looking. I have done extraordinary things in my life but they seem to all have been in my past. Don't misunderstand my use of extraordinary, I'm not talking about superhuman, in fact I'm talking about really human things - passionate things. So, just shy of a month ago, I quite smoking and started planning. Two weeks ago I committed and in about 4 months I will attempt the PCT. I'm not crazy enough to believe that I will find exactly what I'm looking for, but there is a distinct possibility I may find the right bearing. As the saying goes, I'm not sure what I'm looking for but I'll let you know when I find it.

I've started a blog on blogspot that, if I'm not mistaken I can link up with this website. I'll be doing that soon. I hope to correspond with some people that will also be on the trail in 2011. I really look forward to seeing - really seeing what's around me.

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