Today's diatnace: 0 km Total: 813.66 km
Something I have learnt on this journey is to keep your plans flexible. You never know what your body, mind or soul will tell you along the way. So after a month of hiking every single day I took my first day off.
Taking a rest day made me feel extremely grateful of how far I've come. I have experienced and seen tremendous generosity from my family, friends and complete strangers. From being offered accommodation in a home with people I didn't know yet, to the kindness of friends sending me love, encouragement and supporting my charity.
Even though I spend my days mostly alone, I feel so connected to my friends and family. They have helped me reach $6705 to provide safe transport for children in Uganda walking in unsafe areas to school. I am blown away by everyone's generosity, and I can't wait to send updates of when we reach this goal and photos of the kids travelling in the new van! To give to the cause visit this link: https://www.mycause.com.au/page/230102/safe-women-and-children-project
Another lesson that I've learnt is about friendship. To the people who blessed me with your company along the way; I am grateful for our conversations and to share our interest in hiking and the outdoors. I am thankful to have you a part of my life.
Poem about Friendship Oh, the comfort - The inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person - Having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, But pouring them all right out, Just as they are, Chaff and grain together; Certain that a faithful hand will take and sift them, Keep what is worth keeping, And then with the breath of kindness blow the rest away.
- Dinah Maria Craik
A big thank to the businesses sponsoring me: Bowen Works 4 U Re:gain strength + rehab Stuart Padman Mortgage Solutions Bridge Bowen Clinic Bray Bowen
You have all played a huge part in helping the charity buy a van.