Day 26 - St. Jean Pied de Port, France: Everyone Walks Their Own Path

Today marks the one-year anniversary of my father’s passing. I have chosen this day to begin my walk on the Camino de Santiago for its personal significance, and for my hope that if my father could see me now he would be proud of the choices I have made with my life (regardless of his thoughts when I spoke to him of this).

A friend of mine once told me that everyone walks their own Camino, and yet I find that to be true of life in general. No two paths can necessarily be the same in their entirety, and I appreciate the moments when I get to share my own path with others.

For those that have been following along, this will be my last entry until I have completed the pilgrimage of Saint James (a 790 km walk from the south of France to Santiago de Campostella in the northwest of Spain). I will continue on from that point (and hopefully get a chance to fill you all in on the adventures that I have walking!)

Thank you all for reading so far, take care and wish me luck!