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For me, the AT was the most difficult thing I have ever done. It has impacted our family in very real and significant ways, and in many ways we did not expect. Two things I know for certain: *it will be very hard, and it will change you*.

If we didn't have the completion of the video series hanging over our head to drive us forward, we may not have finished. Based on that experience, I think that having very clearly defined reasons to finish established (even in writing) that you can turn to when you find yourself in a difficult spot, is very important to increasing your chances of success.

  • posted Sun Nov 5, 2017 @ 09:35

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