Thank you everyone who entered the All the Little Things Giveaway. I wish I could give everyone this one-of-a-kind giveaway, but I had to choose one winner.
I thought it would be fun to learn a little about our winner Megan because I loved it when my friends at Misadventures Magazine did it for one their giveaways recently. (Hat tip!) I thought introducing the winner gave their giveaway a nice texture of authenticity I wanted you to experience too.
Megan's never gone backpacking before, but shows a lot of enthusiasm for getting started. She's loved hiking and camping for forever, but just hasn't delved into the world of backpacking. Can you relate? I don't know Megan's reasons for not having gone yet, but it seems there's often a distinct mental (and physical) barrier to going backpacking for most women. What's awesome though is that Megan's taking small steps to get started -- (like trying to win backpacking gear, hehe). :-P
She lives a few hours from the Adirondacks, so she's planning on getting in some weekend trips this summer, with the ultimate goal of hiking the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) one day. Although Megan grew up in the burbs, the outdoors has always been the place she escapes to. Being outside keeps her sane. "It reminds [her] that [she's] just a small piece in this big, beautiful world." Amen, sista!
And if you thought to yourself, "I never win anything!" Guess what? Neither does Megan! And neither do I! That's why hosting a small giveaways and giving away prizes is SO.MUCH.FUN!!! I get to turn "I never win" into "I can't believe I won!!" And better yet, I get to help women go from "I've never gone backpacking" into "I can't believe I'm about to do this!"
You can find Megan's adventures on Instagram. Let's give her some follow love and encourage her as she embarks on newbie backpacking adventures!