Im currently sitting in the car in the middle of a thirteen hour drive to the small town of Memphis Missouri where I will be visiting my two remaining great grandmothers for the first time since I was a kid. I haven’t posted much on the website, mainly because I haven’t been gone, so I guess I haven’t had too much to talk about lately. That is all about to change.
So heres the deal. I’ve got my feet wet with travel after my trip in Europe last year which opened up my whole world to travel and this past summer when I went to Africa I had a renewed sense of wanderlust with a great passion. Life can be complicated sometimes because we have so many options every single day, which can lead to so many different paths. After a lot of time to myself pondering how I want things in my life to play out I’ve realized a few things and made some actions which I will reveal to anyone interested in reading this today.
Before I start I would like to say I’ve been putting in a lot of work to my youtube channel making various videos along with a weekly video series I have enjoyed creating called The Show w/ ColeB. Currently I am working with some amazing people at a video production company called Contrast Films in Baton Rouge. They have mentored and inspired me to really embrace my passion for filmmaking so thats what I have been doing and I have decided to take filmmaking a lot more seriously. Meaning from now on I am going to put a lot of effort into documenting future adventures through my creative eye. So I’d love if you guys enjoy reading my blog to also check out my youtube videos I am currently and will be producing.
So my plans..
Next year, around the beginning of April I will be setting out on a great adventure. I will be attempting to thru hike the Appalachian Trail. For those of you who aren’t familiar with this, thru hiking essentially means hiking the entirety of the trail within a period of 12 months. The trail is approximately 2289 miles long starting in northern Georgia and ending on Mt. Katahdin in Maine. It spans 14 states and I’m estimating it will take me 5-6 months to complete. This will be a huge undertaking and I couldn’t be more thrilled to be doing this.
A few years ago I learned about the Appalachian Trail through a random internet post. I thought it was insane that a trail could be so long and that people would hike the whole thing. I quickly disregarded the idea thinking it was absolutely absurd. Granted this was all before I became the traveler/adventure seeker I am today. The idea came back to me recently and it wouldn’t escape my mind. I had to do it. I had to prove to myself that I could commit to something such as carrying almost everything you need to survive on your back through the woods across America. I firmly believe it will be the trip of a lifetime and teach me important lessons about patience and endurance.
I will not be planning on returning after this journey, if only for a brief moment to collect myself. I can’t say for certain what I will do after this hike for it is too soon for me to know. But I do know I am ready to leave Louisiana and create a new life. I don’t know all the details and I’m not too worried about it right now. Im just happy Im doing this and excited about life and am appreciative of anyone who may read this.
Thanks guys. Ill be posting more Trail specific posts in the near future.