In 2013 Jordana quit her job, moved out of her apartment, and flew down to Georgia to thru hike the Appalachian Trail. She wrote about her experiences on this blog before, during, and after her trek – feel free to comb old posts to learn more about her preparation and A.T. trek, starting with her first blog post: Welcome to my Appalachian Trail 2013 Thru-Hike Blog. Having spent five years working for the same employer and three years in grad school at night, she was soooo ready to shake things up. She hiked northbound beginning on Springer Mountain in Georgia on March 7, 2013 and hiked the 2,185.9 miles to Mt. Katahdin in Maine in six months and eleven days, finishing on September 18, 2013.

Now that she’s done with her A.T. thru-hike, Jordana is contemplating new adventures and revisiting the question, “What am I going to do with my life?” She’ll let you know when she’s figured it out.

Jordana wasn’t really sure about writing in the third person, but she thought it would be kind of fun.  And to confirm, yeah, it is kind of fun.

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  1. This is awesome!! I am an avid hiker and I’ve thought about doing the AT someday for a long time.. I definitely at least want to do the 100 miles of wilderness, and the Long Trail in VT. I’ve done bits of it in the White Mtns in NH but to do the whole thing would be such an epic adventure!! Good luck and I can’t wait to hear how everything goes 🙂 Life is about the journey, not the destination!!

  2. I think writing in the third person is rather posh. In fact, *SPOILER ALERT* I plan on doing a semi-regular blog segment (or whenever the heck I feel like it 😉 ) called “In The Third Person Thursdays”

    Great (or wonderfully eccentric 😉 ) minds think alike. 🙂

  3. Hi, I just wanted to let you know I have nominated to the Leibster Blog Award. I have been enjoying your blog and take vicarious pleasure in preparations for a walk I will never do; plus the various digressions along the way. You have a great sense of humour and enjoyable writing style.

    You can see the nomination and more information about the award on my blog at http://mayandseptember.wordpress.com/2013/01/08/my-first-awards/. I hope it will encourage others to enjoy your blog. Please don’t feel obligated to do the full acceptance unless its something you would enjoy.

  4. Haha, I seconded your nomination to the versatile blogger award….not going to send you a link and all since you’ve already gotten it. Keep up the good work…I love the humor that comes thru in your writing!

  5. Hi, recently my blog, Not Pretending (to be sane) has been nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award. One of the “rules” is to nominate blogs that I feel are deserving of this award.

    Your blog has been nominated. Congratulations!
    If you are interested in accepting this award, please visit my post:
    And the Nominees Are…

    Once you accept the nomination, please send me the link to your Versatile Blogger Award post. I’d like to know who you find very interesting and inspirational to other bloggers.

    Thank you,
    Jodi Lea

  6. Very good luck to you. I live not far from the Virginia section of the AT and will be mailing my address and phone number to the Pearisburg address. Please call me if you want a bed for a night or three, or lunch, or a beer, or a (queenly) shoulder to lean on for a moment or two. I’ll be happy to oblige (if I am in town).

  7. As a pilgrim who finished the Camino de Santiago, I just want to wish you a very good journey- some days it will hurt, and some days there will be seemingly difficult parts to handle. But if you just keep on walking, you will reach your goal. And the most important thing of a dream like your’s is not the goal, it is the journey itself. Enjoy every step!

  8. This is wonderful! Every now and then remember to jump up and click your heels… You’ll shake the world every time! Hope the spring weather brings joy to your travels!

  9. Just read your post about Mt Greylock and getting to VT – Yea for you! I am so glad it is fun again and feels good, and you found your trail mates. I also read Hufflepuff’s blog, and she said the same thing about Mt Greylock – breeze! I guess the air has not been moving on the trail this summer. She is not too far ahead of you, by the way.

    Remember the most important thing about Vermont – Ben and Jerry’s. It’s there. You need it. 🙂

  10. Hi, recently my blog, Not Pretending (to be sane) was nominated for the Sisterhood of the World Blogging Award.

    Part of the award acceptance is to nominate blogs for the Sisterhood. Congratulations, your blog has been nominated. If you are interested in participating in this award, please visit my post:
    Award Post

    Once you accept the nomination, please send me the link to your Award post.
    Jodi Lea

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