Laughter is the Best Motivation

“There’s a mountain lion nearby, but it didn’t notice you because it’s reading Facebook.”

I admit that the internet, news, and political environment of the past 12 months have fueled a desire to just get away from it all. Sounds like a dream, right? To walk into the woods for a few months and finally get a reprieve from all the finger-pointing and name-calling that has destroyed the comforting social media bubble we spent years unknowingly inflating around ourselves …

This isn’t a political post though, just a reflection on what really matters. I’m the first to recognize the need for a laugh at my own expense, so thanks XKCD for pointing out the reality of such a silly fantasy.

This trek isn’t an escape, it isn’t a vacation. Although it is certainly will be a life-changing and priority-altering adventure into the wilderness, the real world doesn’t stop. So enjoy the (2189 mile) journey, stay focused on the (Mt. Katahdin) prize, and keep an eye out for (Facebook) stalking mountain lions. Hello Neiman!