Episode 5: Meet My New Friend Zuul

Silver City, NM

Episode 5: Meet My New Friend Zuul

I headed back to Silver City to attend Trail Days 2019 and met some wonderful people! In this episode I talk with a new friend of mine, Zuul, who is part of ALDHA West, a company who is charge of the Triple Crown. She has hiked many trails within the states. Check out her blog - Brown Girl on the NST!

Episode 4: The Trail Lifestyle

Continental Divide Trail Map

Episode 4: The Trail lifestyle

Ultra light gear, Trader Joe's runs, training and getting ready for an epic hike from Mexico to Canada! Not to mention quitting my full-time, W-2 job. New phone, getting boring heath insurance and selling the motorcycle. It has really taken a lot to get ready to hike across the country.

The trail community is one of the best communities I've been a part of. Being out in nature with nothing but a backpack is truly life changing and I recommend it to anyone who is able to experience it!

Episode 3: That One Time I Got Laid Off

Episode 3: That One Time I Got Laid Off

I discovered the idea of financial Independence quickly after my first job and we started saving aggressively by living in a fifth wheel, cooking at home and I also cycled to work most days. We even took advantage of credit card perks like 0% interest and that worked out great, until it didn't.

I got laid off from my full-time job promptly after transferring approximately $30,000 that we owed on our fifth wheel onto a credit card. That's when I realized it IS possible to save too aggressively...

Episode 1: My Appalachian Trail Thru Hike

Episode 1: My Appalachian Trail Thru Hike

In 2012 I walked from Georgia to Maine on the Appalachian Trail. Prior to this, I hadn’t backpacked for longer than three nights. I completed the trip in four and a half months and there were many peaks and valleys along the way. The biggest challenges I faced weren’t physical, they were psychological. The hike taught me more about life and specifically, myself than I could have ever imagined.

In this episode, I talk about my journey on the AT and explain how it ultimately became the catalyst for pursuing financial independence. I went into it thinking it’d be a “once-in-a-lifetime” expedition but I couldn’t have been more off the mark. It’s an experience that completely altered the way I look at the world today.