makayla crist

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One Month- Here We Come

Yo everybody.

There's one month I have until I leave. And I'm very, very, very excited. Maybe nervous. Maybe scared. Maybe really freaking scared. Or maybe ready to just get it started. There's something inside me that hasn't quite set in yet. And I don't know what I am about to do. Hiking everyday, all day, for five months. What the heck am I doing?

Last year was a big wake up call for me. I was having the time of my life, but it was one of the hardest things that I have ever done. Just being away. In the middle of the forest. Alone. Ugh.. it was everything that I needed, and everything that I loved. But it was hard. I know what you're thinking, just shut and stop wining.. Ya I know. 

My goals for this year, are going to be a little bit different. In a way, I am glad last year happened the way that it did. I now know what to expect.

Instead of putting all of this unnecessary pressure on myself, I am going to take it day by day, and just sit back and smell the flowers and enjoy the mountains. Haha, that probably won't happen, but I am going to try. For some odd reason, I was in such a rush last year. I had to get the miles in, and just put my head down. And go. It's not going to be like that, I need to enjoy it. And enjoy the process. 

So, thats going to be it. I am going to blog everyday, and write about my experience. And hopefully meet great people along the way. I am excited for those conversations around the fire, and the big smiles. Because it's going to be wild-




Ready for views like this one on the CDT.

Ready for views like this one on the CDT.

makayla crist