This blog is meant to serve a purpose. Three actually, that focus on walking, local walking resources and trails, long term improvement to community.
First, I want this blog to begin to raise awareness of the many walking – not around the High School track or an athletic field – options that exist for walking in Ledyard (Connecticut), the green spaces, and trails in our community. For this blog to raise awareness of the bounty of similar areas within our state and neighboring Rhode Island, and to occasionally explore similar areas globally.
Second, I want the first goal to lead to a better community, one where neighbors and more distant residents know each other, spend time together, share ideas, goals, and accomplishments. What may start out as maintaining a neighborhood trail should grow into developing new areas and trails, and then engender the restoration of neighborhoods that include sidewalks, small parks, benches, neighbors who know, care, and support one another.
Third, that those neighborhood communities begin to take what they have found through the sharing of ideas, time, talent, work, dreams, goals, and accomplishment to family, friends, co-workers in other areas.
So, to get started; I’d like to have 1,000 likes and 250 followers for this blog in the next 12 months.
And, that by next October to have led 6 monthly walks on local trails with an average participation of 15 people.
It’s only a dream until it becomes a reality…