In college, I learned about the greek term: kairos. It's described as "the right or opportune moment" and "a passing instant when an opening appears which must be driven through with force if success is to be achieved." In short, kairos confronts us to pay attention to and act at the right time. It's a term brimming with meaning, which J.R. Briggs captures well:
Kairos moments are a string of moments that possess possibility – clarity brought on often by pain, uncertainty or crisis. They force us to be absolutely present: to ourselves, to God and to the experience of reality that we’re facing.
If you are someone who's been curious about wilderness backpacking, but has never taken steps to satiate that curiosity, I urge you to make this your year. Say goodbye to every voice that says you can't, you don't have time, you don't have money, etc.
Make it the year you begin your adventurous life.
Make it the year where you take more risks and face unique challenges.
Make it the year you fall in love with the wild outdoors.
Make it the year you ignite new passion.
Make it the year you discover parts of you only wilderness backpacking can uncover.
The time is now.