It’s been 2 weeks since my summit of #Katahdin
and all I think about is how happy I was on trail. Dirty, smelly...at times I was alone, cold and wet, but smiling. Never have I looked forward to waking up to live as much as I would on the A.T.. Since being home, I’ve cried many times. How quickly one feels out of place and unaccomplished when compared to societal pressures and expectations.
On trail, the German Passenger would constantly remind me of his philosophy that even if I owned 2 Ferrari’s, I would only be able to drive one at a time. How meaningless a life filled with lavish possessions was and how fulfilled being outdoors made us feel. Post trail depression is real. While I await my next career path, at least I know now that money isn’t what I’m after, but happiness.
make me #happy
. Drinking from rivers, the occasional rainbow, the crackling of a campfire, sharing coffee on a summit, smelling like an onion, and living without being judged. That is the life I’m after now. I hope every one of my trail brothers and sisters are fairing well thru this transition. #raiseyourstandards #at2018 @marcus_kleinemollhoff
Thank you my brother #appalachiantrail2018 #enlightenment #theTrek #hiking #trekTheAT @appalachiantrail
To everyone who’s reached out to me since being back... thank you @moesizzlak79 @s2kdickrider @bryankrayko @inarichards
etc. #whatmakesyouhappy #appalachiantrailclassof2018