Some use that window as an opportunity to tackle accomplishments that might become more difficult once student-loan repayment, bills and a full-time job come into play.
Seth Shober, a 22-year-old York College graduate from Lancaster County, plans to hike the Appalachian Trail from March to August in hopes of learning more about himself and to think about his life’s course. The Eagle Scout said he’ll start in Georgia and trek the 2,184 miles across 14 states to Maine. He said only 25 percent of the people who attempt the hike succeed.
“It’s going to be a mental battle,” Shober said.
He’s fundraising and plans to donate all proceeds to To Write Love on Her Arms, a nonprofit dedicated to present hope and help people who are struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury and suicide. Shober said he chose to support TWLOHA because he once struggled with depression and lost a friend to suicide.
“The issues of depression and addiction are the kinds of things that people are afraid to talk about,” he said.
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