I wrote this story on May 19, 2019.
It’s 3:33am. Sitting at the Sea-Tac Airport waiting for my 5:30am flight.
I just completed some training on Rainier in preparation for my climb in July. I had some great instructors who taught me a lot. I enjoy the technical aspects of mountain climbing. You can really minimize the dangers with a bit of gear and some training. I know I wore my instructors out with questions. They were great and very patient. After the class, a lady told me that she had many of the same questions I had, and thanked me for speaking up. I told her that I lost my fear of looking stupid years ago. It’s too bad when pride and ego suffocate our ability to learn.
Speaking of learning, Ellie graduates from high school in six days. I’m so proud of her. She’s going to do great things with her life. She understands the gift of life. That’s one advantage she will forever have. With the last kid out of high school, I will officially transition to parenting adults. Fortunately, I’ve got great kids. That’s mainly due to them having a great mom and has very little to do with me.
Well, guess I’ll wrap it up. I’ve got a big week ahead. Huge amounts of regular work and I get to speak to a group of folks on Tuesday. Then, on Thursday I’ve been asked to do a podcast. I’ve never done something like this before, but it should be a blast.
My hope for you is that you Find Your Adventure and Live Your Life.
PS-Saw this cool Bigfoot picture/painting on the side of the road in Ashford, WA. I’ve not done any painting in a while. This picture has inspired me to pick up my brushes again.
PPS-YOLO, Do It All.