The decision has been made – I’m hanging up my walking shoes.
It’s been a fascinating (which is a euphemism for: emotional, crappy, euphoric, tumultuous, frustrating) process of recuperation. Being on the sidelines waiting for my shin to recover has messed with my mind and created some dark days and some sunny days.
I refuse to wait with my life on standby any longer.
- I want to give my leg time to heal fully with no pressure to recommence a physically demanding trek by a certain date, especially with the weather now rather unfavourable.
- I want to dedicate effort to writing the book without the shadow of “But how will it end?” looming overhead.
- I want to get stuck into another couple of opportunities (I might even call them ‘adventures’ in their own right) that have presented themselves.
- I want to get back to a financially healthy position.
Will I end up completing the remaining 700-ish kilometres to Bluff? Only time will tell, as that is another decision for another day.
Some of you will applaud my choice. Some will frown. Only a couple of people (long-distance walkers themselves) will fully understand.
Either way, I truly appreciate your support and encouragement. Thank you.
It’s certainly been an adventure ‘plus’…