I put in six weeks notice at my job this week. Feelings: sadness, because I really like my job a lot. Happiness, because I really like thru-hiking. Thoughts: for awhile, I thought I was going to hike the CDT this year. Then I decided not to, because my life in Tucson is great. But then I went on a vacation, got really sick, and somehow the combination of those two made me realize how badly I wanted to hike the CDT. Badly enough, apparently, to give up a great job and living in a wonderful community with lovely friends. But, I am sure to encounter an inspiring community on the CDT, and I am both ecstatic and nervous for the challenges and adventures that await.