Apologies & Adventures

It’s been far too long since I’ve posted on here, and for that I apologize. Life has taken on a craziness of it’s own and time seems to be flying by with little down time! I’m not going to complain though! It’s been wonderful (albeit slightly exhausting).

So what’s new?

Things are busy! I have started working a second job at a backpacking store to start saving for a road trip. That’s what’s eating up most of my free time. But it’s fun! I love it! And I’m learning so much about gear!

I’m wrapping up the spring semester at the high school I volunteer at, I think we’re all ready for summer break.

I’ve completed physical therapy, though I’m still dealing with knee pain and working to explore other options of fixing the problem.

My most recent clumsy moment happened this past weekend and ended with a trip to the hospital and 7 stitches in my knee. So unfortunately I’ll be off of the trails for the next two weeks at minimum. I have a backpacking trip planned for the first weekend of May and I’m really hoping that I’ll be healed enough by then to go!

On a much more awesome note, I am planning a road trip out to Colorado for the month of August! I am so unbelievably excited and I cannot wait to see all of the beautiful sights that the state has to offer. I am spending all of my free researching and finding the best places to go. Any suggestions? I’d be glad to hear them!!

Even more awesome?! I am in the final 15 for a contest with Kurgo to win the adventure of a lifetime! If I win I will be setting out with my four-legged friend, Bear Bait, in September to hike and kayak the length of the Mountains to Sea Trail in North Carolina. The trail is about 1,000 miles long and will take me about 2 months to complete. I will be using the hike to create a fundraiser for organizations that create outdoor opportunities for girls and women. Please help me win by voting for me here:

http://liveyourkurgoadventure.com/project/thru-hike-the-mountains-to-sea-trail/

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This would be such an amazing opportunity for both Harley (Bear Bait) and I. I can’t think of a better way to celebrate all of the joy and happiness this boy has brought me. As much as he loves being on the trail and curling up in tents with me, I know that this would be the ultimate trip for him. I am so lucky to of even made it this far.

Thank you all so much!

I am slowly adjusting to the life of busy-ness and as I get a better handle on things I promise to start posting more. I sincerely apologize for my absence lately!

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