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Category Archives: Reflections

Musings on life based on my personal experiences.

2020 Reflections

2020 Reflections

Anybody else like to look back and do some end of year reflection on how they fared with their goals for the year? In addition to the satisfaction that comes from checking off those goals, it’s also interesting to see how those goals have changed over the course of the year. Sometimes what was deemed “goal-worthy” in January isn’t very important by the time December rolls around, and this year has been the perfect example of this! January 2020 started off with some lofty dreams, but all of that came to a grinding halt a few weeks later when Covid…Read the rest of this entry →

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2020 Vision

2020 Vision

2020 Vision…did you catch my pun?¬† ūüėȬ† A little dad joke-ish, but I thought it was fun.¬† Eyesight jokes aside, however, it’s time for a list of climbing goals for the new year! As always, these goals are subject to change as the rest of the year unfolds.¬† But looking ahead, this is what I’m aiming for in 2020. FINISH THE 12 WALL AT HAWKSBILL:¬† There are 3 routes left unsent for me on the 5.12 wall at Middle Hawksbill, and I would love to finish out the wall.¬† The first one, Manifest Destiny 12b, is¬† the only one of…Read the rest of this entry →

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2019 Year in Review

2019 Year in Review

As I sat down to write out my climbing goals for 2020, I realized that despite a lot of personal reflection on my 2019 accomplishments, I never really summed things up on the blog, particularly when it came to projects from this past fall.¬† Even though I stopped writing here long about the time the weather got good, I actually got out a lot this fall, so there’s lots to catch up on! One of my main goals for this year was to establish a firmer grip in the 12+ arena, particularly at the New.¬† Aside from the stray 13…Read the rest of this entry →

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Mom Guilt and Type 2 Fun…aka Making Lemonade

Mom Guilt and Type 2 Fun…aka Making Lemonade

“Well, this sure is some slip-sliding fun!” I said with my best fake smile to both of my kids as we made our way down the gully to the base of the cliff.  We’d been hiking for about an hour along a trail that featured a steep incline, several hundred wooden steps, and LOTS of wet leaves.  Our pace had been slow but consistent, in a cold, misty drizzle that didn’t look like it had any intention of letting up any time soon, despite what the radar/forecast showed on my phone.  We were on our way to meet up with…Read the rest of this entry →

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2016: Tis the Season for a Year in Review

2016: Tis the Season for a Year in Review

In my tick list for 2016 I stated that one of my main goals was to¬†“focus¬†more on the process¬†than crossing something off the list.” ¬†And by that I meant that I wanted to be more picky in the routes that I¬†invest extra time on, choosing quality over quantity. ¬†At the end of 2015 I found myself easily frustrated at the amount of routes I had “unfinished business” on. ¬†Our family’s climb time is at a premium, and the logistics of getting back to certain climbs with an extra partner often ends up being a crux. ¬†So this year I made…Read the rest of this entry →

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