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#1: Thoughts before the CT

I honestly can't believe that tomorrow is the day I start the trail. I've been planning for around six months now and I still feel inadequate, and have imposter syndrome around this whole journey. Am I doing this right? Did I pack enough food? Is my gear going to last? Can I even muscle up and do this? This past week has been filled with anxiety. The backpacking community can be a little intimidating for a first time (woman) thru hiker, the proper way to pack, the proper way to leave no trace, proper gear, my mind is running a million times a minute and I would be lying if I told you I never thought about just giving this dream up. But this is something that has been near and dear to my heart for awhile, I've wanted to hike a long trail for quite sometime and now is the time to SHINE!


Boy, am I freakin' scared, nervous, and excited. I will try and post as much as I can, depending on service. I know there will be some posts of distress and some with magical journeys through the forest. This post is short and sweet just to say HELLO, here I go into the wilderness with only a pack on my back. Stay tuned for more posts, in the meantime I will be sending you all nature blessings.


Love,

Bai(Y)Leaf


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