Of the entire walk thus far, I am officially entering "survival territory".... well survival for me. Walking down I5, I hit a town every 10 miles (it felt like) this is not so when you cross through mid Oregon. Its forest, Mountain and high desert... oh my! Cities are scares to say the least, so now I really have to plan my food and water. Won't be walking by a coffee shop as often as I'd like. This is the route I am planning to take to get to Boise Idaho. If I walk 14 miles a day with 4 break days, It will take me 34 days to get to Boise. This includes my Birthday (the 23) and the 4th of July (which happens to be my favorite holiday). I will be bummed if I'm out in the middle of nowhere then. Hopefully there will be a firework stand somewhere... LeeRoy and I just might have to celebrate on our own!
*I may not be able to post as often as I'd like the next month or so due to service.*
This might be a strange thing to bring up in a post like this and I'm not sure how personal I want to get but there is a lot more going on within me aside from the adventure side of this. As I walk, I have a lot of time to think... and a lot of things from my past keep coming up. I have already had to have a few difficult conversations to clear the air and make things right. I can tell that I am slowly changing as a person. I did not realize what a great gift it is to think... like to have time to meditate on things of the past and the kind of person I want to be in the future. With that said, these posts might get more personal as I believe the Lord is changing and redeeming me, I think it is important to be transparent. Makes me think of this verse, Phillipians 2:12 Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed—not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence—continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling. The time that I spend on the road is time that I continually work out my salvation, making me more like Jesus.