The World We Left Behind: A Journey From Georgia To Maine (Volume 1)

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John R. Morris, aka Morris the Cat, was at a crossroads in his life. He had a boring job, a place of his own, and a predictable life splayed out before him.
By all rights, he should have been happy, no matter the tedious nature of a paycheck to paycheck lifestyle.
Set adrift into the world, he began to feel more alone as life went on around him while he day dreamt of places far away and languished at the monotony of his foreseeable future.Disillusioned by depression, he turned to alcohol to numb his feelings of worthlessness. When that didn't work out for him, he knew he needed to evolve.John came to the realization that not only did something have to change, everything had to change. So he deconstructed.
After quitting his job, he sold everything he owned and bid adieu to his friends and family, setting out on the most famous hiking trail in the country--the Appalachian Trail.
From Georgia to Maine, this trail featured some of the toughest and ever-changing terrain, and John with his friend Torry in tow would take on the challenge head first. Though the path would challenge them both in every way, "Morris the Cat" persisted. And with each challenge came adaptation.
John's encounters with life existing as a drifter for 8 months detail not only his initial blind naïveté but his unyielding determination to give meaning and understanding to a world he no longer felt a part of.The World We Left Behind: Book One is an almost day-to-day account of the adventures and near death scenarios John and Torry would both face on and off the Appalachian Trail.
Split into a three part series, the first book takes the reader to two weeks and 140+ miles into his 2013 adventure to Stecoah Gap.
The second book chronicles the 700+ miles they carried on and off the Appalachian Trail, finding various means to reach their ultimate destination.
The third and final book in the series chronicles the last 1,400+ miles, the lifelong friendships he made, and the incredible trail angels, dangerous and sometimes sticky situations he found himself getting into along the way.The World We Left Behind: Book One -- Now Available*The World We Left Behind: Book Two -- Now Available*The World We Came To Find -- Early 2017           

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What if you had everything you thought you needed, but still weren't happy? Could you be brave enough to deconstruct your life and start over? That's exactly what John Morris did--and he was never the same afterwards.

John took a friend, a journal and a camera and set out on the Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine. He knew the expedition would be challenging, only he didn't know how close to death he would come, on his journey of self-discovery.

The World We Left Behind details his self-destructive behavior, estrangement from his father, and his unrelenting dissatisfaction with life. It was only when he left everything behind for a 2,000 mile hike did he find a new appreciation for life.

About the Author:

The definition of success and happiness is not as simple as it sounds. For some people, it’s downright confounding. No one knows this more than John R. Morris, aka Morris the Cat.

Morris has always had a passion for writing. In the past seventeen years, he has explored his own prose along with the travelogues, journals, and backpacking adventures of others. His passions merged when his dissatisfaction rose and his health and relationships plummeted. He decided to leave his old life behind, become a wanderer for a year of his life, and set out on the Appalachian Trail.

He succeeded in reshaping his vision of life, but not before it was stripped down to the bare bones in a way that only hardship and endurance can do. After two thousand miles of hiking, he has his own tale to tell—a tale of living in the “Chaotic Unknown.”

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