There’s a few things about the trail that I’m really excited about. 3 weeks without email is definitely one of them. I really like my job, and I enjoy the occasional craziness that it has (for example, I started this post after being up all night until 11 AM for a system upgrade), but I have a very hard time letting it go. I always make myself available via cell if needed, and respond to emails from my phone regularly into the evening.
There’s really something to be said about being disconnected. I’m not sure what we’ll do quite yet, but I’m sure we’ll be calling home at our resupplies and maybe even using a SPOT beacon. But it’s days like today where I have 650 messages in my inbox and no good way to dig myself out that really make me look forward to simply living in the moment.