I've noticed the traffic on my blog has spiked a bit (from 1 visit a week to 2) and I imagine some of this is from my journal link in the Whiteblaze 2013 thru-hiker database list. I was contemplating removing my name from the list since I have decided to postpone my hike.
I've decided to keep it in, mainly to allow anyone who is interested to see the machinations of a thru-hike that didn't work out. There are so many stories on successes and near successes, but little on how a planned hike never gets to start. Who really wants to admit they failed?
I do, if only to help others work out in a realistic fashion whether they should even consider such an endeavor.
Do not misunderstand, I am not saying you should not consider taking it on. Just look upon what I've done here as a lesson learned. If it applies to you, great. If you are cut from a different cloth than I or have things that drive you that I do not, fantastic.
Do what is right for you, above all else. As many famous folk have quoted, follow your bliss.