Meet Phil Myers

Oct 8, 2021
On Wednesday, October 5, our friend Phil Myers posted the following concerning his recent hike of the Appalachian Trail.

"I never would have believed 150 days after starting the Appalachian Trail, I would be spending my last night camping out in the wilderness on a beach in Maine under the most amazing night sky I have ever seen.
Tomorrow I will finish up the 34 miles to Baxter State park. From there early Thursday morning I will make my way into the park and summit the sleeping giant Katahdin."

Why is this relevant? Because to know Phil, you know the embodiment of facing your storm. As one of our Advisory Team Members, Phil has been open about his struggles with mental health. And the journey he has been on came out of some of the darkest moments of his life. It is impossible to capture everything in a post like this, but to see his perseverance, even in the midst of fear, shame, darkness, hopelessness, exhaustion, sickness, setbacks, and the great unknown, is overwhelmingly encouraging to us and to anyone who knows this man.


Check out what Phil posted on his socials just yesterday, Thursday, October 7, 2021:

"I do not believe what I accomplished today has hit me yet. However as I start to make my way back home. I do know I am not the same person I was 2,193.1 miles ago.

This journey has greatly changed me. I’ve grown, and I’ve healed more than I thought possible. I’ve battled demons of my past. Overcome past traumas, self doubts, and untrue mental conditioning of being a failure. All which has held me prisoner to living the life I’ve wanted to live.

I've been open with how my mental illness effected me during the journey...which is something I have learned to manage and start to take control of.

Thank you to everyone who made this adventure possible and who has been there for me in times of needed advice...both through struggle and triumphs. I couldn’t have done this without the support of good people.

I’ve learned many lessons on this adventure. While I don’t know everything, I do know this. No matter how far you’ve fallen, no matter how many times you’ve failed or how lost and alone you feel. It’s possible to change your life for the better if you put in the work and just keep going."

-Phil


You're going to get a first hand glimpse at Phil's journey as he joins us on for episode 2 of the TruthBeTold Podcast later this month.