Her chest full of crisp air and inspiration, her feet atop a forgettable mountain where the stars make you feel insignificant and important all at once.
Emma Gatewood is many things – a wife, a mother, a grandmother and a world-renowned walker.
When she was sixty-seven years old, she told her family she would be going out for a walk, packed a change of clothes, two hundred dollars and set off to the Appalachian Trail.
The sum of the whole is this: Walk and be happy; Walk and be healthy.
The Appalachian Trail clocks in at 2,050 miles and is known for its treacherous terrain and dangerous animals.
But when Emma Gatewood puts her mind to something, nothing can deter her.
And so she walked – one foot in front of the other.
I did it. I said I’d do it and I’ve done it.
This book was simply adorable. This slice of life was really well done – I loved being able to peek into grandma Gatewood
I loved the tone of the author as he speaks of Gatewood and the snippets from her journal really enhanced the book.
Even though this seems like a straightforward book, we end up weaving back and forward in Emma’s life – from her simple childhood to her time married to an abusive man to her journey on the trail.
All in all, this is a fabulous slice-of-life book and I’m so happy to have read it!
A huge thank you to Angela’s Booked who suggested this fabulous read.
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