At a time when I often feel like I'm wasting my life, too tired (of.. what? something nameless) to grab any of the endless opportunities available to me, I am envious of Cheryl. Envious of her courage and her toughness. I was loath to finish this book as Cheryl was to finish her PCT hike because I knew it would bring me back to the too-static reality of my own life. But most of all, this book inspired me and made me believe that I CAN be strong, even if it's not today and even if it's not in the ways I want to be.