March 21, 2017, I woke up in my hammock for the first time. I was on Springer Mountain, the Souther Terminus of the Appalachian Trail, with a backup full of overpriced equipment I had yet to learn to utilize properly. There’s only a handful of times in your life when you genuinely have no fucking clue what may happen in your near future. It’s a complete mystery. I woke up to a timid, foggy, 30 degree sunrise and went to sleep in a 100 mph hail/lightning storm. I learned more about myself in those first 24 hours than I had in years previous.
I had an idea of who, and what, I wanted to be and am now in the lengthy, taxing grind that is working my way there. It’s been humbling.
One of the highlights over the six months since I’ve finished the hike is a podcast I recorded with a good friend of mine, Brandon Reese. He and Daniel Blum are co-hosts of the On The Bus Podcast and are quite literally On The Bus right now, in South America, traveling the continent and speaking with interesting, influential people who’s careers may not have followed the traditional course.
We talked about the process of starting over, from the ground up, in a new industry and learning on the go. We also touched on not being too hard on yourselves despite how well everyone else seems to be doing. Some thoughts come out best spoken as opposed to thought out and typed.
You can listen to the podcast here, or click the link below to subscribe and download.
You can also go to their website OnTheBusPodcast.com to learn more about their adventures, including a Blog I contribute to regularly…
Thanks, and enjoy!!