One year ago, I was standing at Cape Reinga on the edge of beginning the biggest adventure of my life. Te Araroa. I was terrified. Truly terrified. My expectations were too high. Little I knew that I was about to live the best and worst days of my life. It was three months but it felt like three years. So much happened. Good and bad but it's all part of what made this adventure so special. I never thought I'll be able to pull it off. Even so my trail took unexpected turns, I don't regret any of it. I walked beaches, floundered through forests, crossed rivers, climbed mountains. I cried of pain, but I cried so much more for the wonders I was witnessing. I was overwhelmed by the kindness of people I met. I met some awesome people, specially one that will always have a special place in my heart now.
Will I do it again? Damn straight I will, I actually can't wait for it.
It changed me, somehow, someway. Even so I'm still confused of who and what I want to be, I know now that I have the strength to accomplish anything. All I need is perseverance.
Thank you Te Araroa for teaching me not to give up #teararoa #teararoatrail #ta1617 #hiking #hikerlife #hikingalone #hikingadventures #hikingwithfriends #unlikelyhikers #peoplewhohike #newzealand #discoveryadventures #soulsearching #oneyearago #sweetandsourmemories #mydreamsarestrongerthanmyfear #thereandwalkagain