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What I Learned about Happiness…and the Only Things You Need to Have It

Being on the Appalachian Trail was the happiest time of my life. For 7 weeks I had emotional ups and downs, physical pain, loneliness, self-doubt, hunger, fear (only one day, luckily), concern for others, financial struggle, fatigue…and some other things. But despite those very normal human issues, I was happy to wake up every single day, happy doing the day’s work, happy to prepare food and fetch water and clean up camp, happy to go to bed with a full belly and adventure filling my soul. Continue reading What I Learned about Happiness…and the Only Things You Need to Have It

Renovations…

I spent a long time last night scanning all of my journal entries from the trail so that I could consolidate them into one accessible document online…the goal being to keep the images available while I begin the work of transcribing all that writing into searchable, web friendly text. Someone very nicely pointed out to me that as long as I just have images of my writing on the blog, people aren’t likely to find it no matter how they search for such things because, well, there aren’t any keywords. Continue reading Renovations…