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Jessica Hastings is preparing to hike the Appalachian Trail for IRC and ATC

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Jessica Hastings

Trail: Appalachian Trail     Goal: 2190 Miles
Dates: Apr 16 2017 - Oct 31 2017
The International Rescue Committee has been responding to the world's worst humanitarian crises since WWII. Promoting economic well-being, education, health, and safety, the IRC was founded with Albert Einstein's call to action: "Strange is our ... more
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Dear everyone,

- Mile 0 - Jan 28th, 2017

In the past year, I was very fortunate to have graduated from an incredible university, begun a career with a well-renowned company, and move to Manhattan. I love the city. I love the people I work with; from my co-workers to the executives. I love my roommates. I love the Elizabeth Street garden and the guy the plays the saxophone every other morning in the subway station. I am so grateful for these things.
Since my mom and I first hiked a section of the Appalachian Trail a few years ago, I dreamed that one day I would thru-hike the entire 2180 miles.
Dale Carnegie said "the person who gets the farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare. The sure-thing boat never gets far from shore."
"You can make more money, but you can't make more time." Rick Warren
So, what am I waiting for?
This April, I will be attempting to thru hike the Appalachian Trail. Georgia to Maine; 14 states. I am so thrilled and antsy and giddy. Sleeping in the wilderness scares me, bears scare me, rats scare me, bugs scare me, the cold scares me. I want to rise above these fears and conquer them. I want to explore my country and watch the sun rise and set every day.
I will be raising money along the way for the International Rescue Committee, an organization that helps people survive and recover from the worlds worst humanitarian crises. You can follow along with my trek on hikefor.com and donate your thoughts, praises, or as little as 1 cent per mile.
Thanks for reading and happy trails!

jessica

- Mile 0 - Jan 28th, 2017

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