Annnnnnnnd we are back ladies and gentlemen. This week is focused on The Kungsleden, the psychology of money and eating, and hobbies vs. passions.
The Kungsleden is a 440km thru hike trail that runs from Abisko to Hemavan. Taylor talks about traveling 23 hours via bus from Copenhagen to the start of the trail, only to have an old knee injury flare up 3 hours into the trip. He originally decided to cut the trip short and head back to CPH, but ended up changing his mind to see how far he could get. 4 days later he made the first section to Ammarnäs and felt he might as well continue onto Jäkkvik. Having asked a friend on the nearby island of Manshausen if he could partake in a work-away, he would find out soon how beneficial his decision to not turn around would be.
Taylor spent 2 weeks on Manshausen as a workaway, and while there found out that when presented with free food, he ate significantly more than he had been in copenhagen. They discuss the meaning of that, and why trying to save money when it comes to basic necessities is definitely a bad idea. Taylor thinks saving money with food was something he was doing completely unconsciously and now that he is happy that he is at the very least aware of it. He also mentions a decision to move his diet from strictly plant-based to something a little looser and more vegetarian.
Finally Taylor talks about a bit of an epiphany he had on the trail regarding his passions vs his hobbies. How he has now separated them and what he feels are the most important priorities in his life, namely film and relationships.