Walking on trails and hiking mountains - that is where I feel the most at peace. Whether it's strolling through Central Park, walking to the Confluence on the State Trail (although, I always preferred going the other way to "Leah".), hiking from Bray to Greystones, or spending the day at the Pinnacles - that is my idea of time well spent. As someone with a very over active brain, it is precious time when everything else falls away and there's only me and the earth beneath my feet.
I don't think I'll have to hike from the Mexican border to the Canadian border in order to be myself. But getting out there in nature, away from screens and cell phone service and judgement, that is a time where I can feel 100% Katie Berger. Once it warms up, I hope you'll join Beth and me on some adventures...we'd love to have you!
Keep calm and hike on, beautiful people <33