Wild, the title of my most recently completed book.
This book hit close to home for me. The author, Cheryl Strayed embarked on a journey on the Pacific Crest Trail--her ever first major hiking experience.
Parts of the adventure were laugh-out-loud hilarious, like when she saw a long-horned bull on the trail and shouted: 'MOOOSE!'
Other parts of the story were tear-jerkingly sad. She spoke extensively about the loss of her mother and I related to her pain. Cheryl started the hike 4 years after her mother passed away from cancer. Cheryl was just 22 when her mother died. I lost my own mom when I was 29, just about 4 years ago. I wish I would've read this book sooner. Losing your mom is lonely and difficult. There are so many things I wish I would've asked her when she was alive. There are so many times that I wish I would have treated her differently or been a better daughter. Cheryl struggled with those same feelings and emotions and thoughts and the hike helped her to process her grief and move forward with her life.
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