My wife and I are planning on hiking the PNT westbound starting late June this year. I am 33 and work as a waiter in a restaurant, while she is an art teacher at a middle school here. We currently live in Massachusetts after having spent about a decade living in NYC, and plan on doing this trail before finally settling down. My first long(ish) hike was the Coast-to-Coast trail in northern England way back in 2006, and since then I have thru-hiked :
Camino de Santiago, Northern Route '11
Te Araroa '15
It seems like alot of people are in for their first thru hike, so feel free to email me any questions!