Truth be told, I think I was having a tinge of anxiety due to fear and uncertainty. See, this was my first time to do legit backpacking. Being so used to traveling in a comfortable and well-organized way, this trip gave me jitters. BUT, I took the plunge because I NEEDED IT. I needed to be brave, to do something big. Being in a place in my life where everything seemed like a blur - like I was just reacting to what life threw at me - I grappled for direction, desired for a plan. I aimed for control. Taking this trip was my way of taking the reins back in my life.