|At the Grand Canyon. Photo by P. Soukup|
I've been inspired by meeting incredible women who hiked the AT. But most importantly, my dream has taken shape after much self-reflection that what I love to do most is to hike, the movement, the connection with the natural world, the calming effect it has on me and how it brings out the very best in me. I've found that the longer I spend outside, the greater the effect. I want to discover what will happen, what transformations will take place within me if I hike for months at a time.