I've found it really have to put into words the way the JMT made me feel. In the first day alone I was stressed, excited, exhausted, crying, wanting to quit, never knowing why I thought I could do it in the first place, realizing that that was a stupid thought and I can do anything, being psyched about life, and loving every moment. That was just in the first few hours and those emotions all rolled over me constantly with every switch back.
I knew the JMT would be an incredible experience but I never could have imagined all it has done for me and shown me about my self. "In every walk with nature one receives far more then he seeks" -John Muir