1,405 miles…and time for Plan C


imageIt’s official. I have just gotten back from the doctor. I have a stress fracture. I’ll be in a boot for 6-8 weeks. There’s every reason to think my foot will heal completely, but not before the end of the hiking season. I’m off the trail for this year. Though I am terribly disappointed, I will simply make plans to heal up and try to finish next year.
Today I will feel very sorry for myself for the rest of the day. There will be ice cream and wine involved. Tomorrow I’ll begin making a new plan for the future.
But here’s what matters: even if I’d have known this was going to happen, I would still have started hiking the trail. It’s been an amazing adventure. And my adventures are not over.

I have some ideas about what to do next. And I’ll work on them tomorrow. Today I get to be a baby about this. I’ll cry and be mad and whine. But just for one day. I’ll be a grown up tomorrow and make a new plan.

I will always be: Plan B




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I'm a professional vagabond. I quit my cubical job in January 2014. Since then, I've hiked the Appalachian Trail, The Camino, and taught English in Vietnam, Turkey, Russia, Spain, Mexico and Peru. I'm exploring the world and you can come too!

12 thoughts on “1,405 miles…and time for Plan C”

  1. Hey plan b…..Paul will be calling. He n Jaime seem on board w/ talking to u and giving a new twist to the work team here. Hope it comes together !

    Have a wonderful day. It’s beautiful here in millinocket. Haha I say that pretty much every day. Because, for me, it’s truth.


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