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Who am I?

Friday, December 07, 2018

In the wake of my break-up, I am beginning to heal. I am starting the long, difficult process of figuring out who I really am. For all of my adult life I have been in a long term relationship, so I never had to form my identity independently of someone else.

I'm taking this whole process slowly. Needless to say, it's incredibly complicated.

I think a good start for me is to figure out what I want to do with my life and actually work on doing it! For a career path, I'm absolutely lost. However, I know some other things I want to do!

I would like to become more involved in my community. For this, I am hoping to start volunteering soon.

My second goal is a lofty dream I have had for many years, but kept putting off. I want to hike the Appalachian Trail. I doubt I can do it in 2019, as it requires my body and finances to be in much better shape than they are right now.

As a way to test the waters, I am trying to hike the Pemigewasset Loop and the Long Trail this summer. For that, I still need to get in better shape and sort out some financial stuff. However, I will not need to take several months off from work and hike over 2000 miles, so I figure it is a good start. I started some baby steps with training today. I am hoping to take a walk in the woods before work tomorrow, and hit the trails on Sunday Funday for a day of hiking.
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    Sounds absolutely wonderful! emoticon
    360 days ago
  • JOE14250
    big brother's big sister's might be right for you volunteer wise. I had a "little" who was interested in hiking and biking, and that is what we did mostly.
    361 days ago
  • JOE14250
    great goals! like the step goals and the long term goal. The woods are a great place to sort out stuff. Do you listen to podcasts? Distractionpodcast is one I would recommend. Ned Hallowell literally wrote the book on Adult ADD in 1995 and exploded the diagnosis. He is positive and great to listen to hiking in the woods, too! Stay in touch!
    361 days ago
    For me hiking is a great way to clear my mind, keep my sanity, and stay in shape.
    Happy hiking!
    362 days ago
    Good for you. Getting started now instead of putting it off sounds like you are going in the right direction.
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    363 days ago
  • LINDA7677
    One of the best things you can do for yourself is to learn who you are. I commend you on your goals. Small steps at a time will add up to great rewards. You can do this.
    363 days ago
  • JUNETTA2002
    You can do this
    363 days ago
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