Photo Credit: Clinton Lewis
Here we are... December 31, 2011. Here it is... the cliche' end of the year blog post. I won't bore you with a recap of every adventure I've had in 2011. It has been a fun year... there have been great hikes, great climbs, all with some pretty cool people to boot.
I've learned a lot this year about what's important in life and what... well... isn't as important. Looking back on the year of our Lord, two thousand eleven, my eyes were opened to the value of spending time with the ones I love and making new, amazing memories all the time. Often times I find myself day-dreaming about epic trips to wild destinations and many times they stay just that... dreams. Meanwhile I get up, go to work, go home, go to bed, get up, go to work, go home... while all that is important and necessary, in 2012 I challenge you to take a different perspective.
Live for spontaneity, adventure and soak up and take in every amazing moment you can. It doesn't have to be an epic trip to be an adventure. Do something different, out of the ordinary... something you can look back on and say "Remember when we did that? Wasn't that so awesome?" Just the other day a coworker of mine said "I'm going to be more intense... like a gazelle." Ok... while that's an odd comparison the idea of being intense and doing exciting things is a great idea!
I encourage CHALLENGE you to try something new; even if it's that weird, new flavor of frozen yogurt. Be awesome this year and do awesome things!
New Year's Resolutions:
- Hike 100 Trail miles
- Camp 20 nights
- Continue Improving my climbing technique
- Climb once a month (at least)