I often hear people say how they wish they had done x,y, or z. I hear people talk about how I should hold on to certain things while I'm young, like my children's youth. But I can't help but think, What if I was excited about the future, even when I'm older. The future and looking forward to things starts with action and so I'm taking my first steps. I'm 31 with 2 kids. I'm going to go on my first thru hike this year on the 76 mile Foothills Trail in Oconee, SC. I've camped in the woods with my hammock only a few handful of times. Never hiked more then 5 miles and I'm not in perfect shape. I know I'll struggle, but I know I won't quit. I could train and start smaller and all the other things but they seem like excuses at this point. Just wanted to share what I'm doing. If you've got any tips or suggestions (outside of safety - I got that - not a thing to mess with) I'd love you hear em. Encouragement and stories welcome too.