So, this summer has been a busy one. Not that last year wasn't busy with a trip to Europe, a trip to Ohio, buying and remodeling a house, knee surgery, and having a baby wasn't packed enough but this felt different.
This time around I still had a trip to Zion national park, a trip to Ohio, a trip to Canada and all the summer weekends and partial weeks were booked with things to do from June 1 till August 12. Plus the fact that I got a new job and have been sick the last month, I feel worked, destroyed, kaput.
As I lay in my tent in Canada at the Bugaboo Provincial Park with a sinus infection, puking and unable to stand cause of lack of balance I decided that I was going to quit climbing.
NOW, that was a bit drastic, but that was how I was feeling. I was too booked and just wanted to spend time with my wife and practically year old son. So, what I have concluded that is that I am not going to plan anything for next summer vacation. I am going to happily play it by ear and be able to do and participate in whatever comes up. This year I feel like I missed out on so many things that all my friends were doing in Junction, I feel out of touch and like I lost friends just because I was so jam packed with other stuff. This summer I look forward to being available for whatever.
Now if will be up to me to make sure that happens. Now does that mean that I won't try to go to Zion again for another new routing adventure in the Narrows. No, but it does mean that I won't be planning ten of those trips one right after another, thus killing my whole summer of other things.
Hope to see you all soon!
Get outside and have an adventure!
piz : )