Faye Rapoport DesPres

Random thoughts after finishing Cheryl Strayed's "Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail"

Forgive yourself.

Try to be comfortable in your own shoes.

Don’t carry so much.

It’s OK to be afraid. Sometimes it’s good to be afraid.

It’s OK to be angry. Sometimes it’s good to be angry.

It’s OK to be alone. Sometimes it’s good to be alone.

Love is a funny thing.

To understand the importance of $5, buy a small tub of cottage cheese for $3.99, walk out of the store feeling bummed about using up almost an entire $5 bill, and then give $1 to the homeless man selling newspapers on the sidewalk.

Don’t miss so much by moving so fast.

Just walk.