2015, I realized on my third draft of this entry, was about priorities. Specifically, about doing a bit of resetting. Re-establishing some boundaries, re-affirming what makes me feel good and alive and whole. And beginning to take actions that really reflect those priorities.
It shows in the Year In Review (which was inspired, I have to admit, by Dan & Janine Patitucci: LINK). I didn't climb anything wicked hard. I didn't ski anything steep. But I discovered new terrain at home, nearby, and abroad, and I got wicked inspired to push myself for 2016. I have some big goals.
And I got out there. I climbed some long routes, experienced some big days back to back to back. Skied some awesome lines, toured 26 out of 30 days. I got to see the lightbulb moment in a lot of faces this year, that look that said in a thousand words, "I'm tired I'm sore but the view the air this is the most !@#$ing wonderful moment I've every had." Click.
That's what I'm in this for. The feel of the rock under my fingers, the snow under my feet, and that smile - that grin - on mine and my partners' faces. To everyone I shared a rope or a skin track with, thank you - let's do it again in 2016!
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