Wednesday, May 28, 2014

One Day at a Time

I am a mess. I still haven't really put my expedition equipment away, or washed my down clothing from Nepal. I have bills to pay. I have a trip to book. I feel like the last month much of my world has been blown to the wind like the pieces of a puzzle. I don't know what to do. I don't know what is my next step. I know that I enjoy my engineering work and I am healthy and enjoying running and bicycling. For a person so good at long term planning and goal setting, I can really struggle with unexpected short term issues.

Running races and hiking in the mountains I have learned that when you trip, keep going. When you drop the baton in a relay, pick it up and keep going. So when 16 people die in an avalanche, the Sherpas go on strike, and you are left broke, you have to just keep going, even if it is one day at a time.
Me in Front of Baruntse and Makalu (Partly Hidden by Clouds)

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