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.