Going On Vacation!

So as the title may lead you to believe, I’m going on vacation. I’ll be taking a nice trip over to Yosemite for a few days. Because of that I won’t be able to keep up my posting so I’ll just have pictures going for the time I am gone. However after I get back I will hopefully have some great pictures and stories to share with everyone.

I hope everyone has great week and finds something fun to do!

One Handhold At A Time

I’ve recently started rock climbing at a local indoor rock climbing place.

Now I’ve never rock climbed before, except at one of those theme park walls. I am also not the most physical person in the world. My idea of exercising is going up a few flights of stairs. I am by no means out of shape, okay I’m out of shape, but I have a good weight.

Let me get back to my topic. I started a week ago and have been going every day for a few hours each day since.

I have to say, it is really fun. It’s a great sport and I can see myself steadily progressing. Every day I can climb longer and more difficult routes. It’s great to be able to walk around the room and see climbs that you were previously not able to do but after some work you achieved it and now you are able to do it.

I bring my GoPro as well and I have gotten some really cool shots. Over these last few days I have advanced many levels (as far as I can tell) For those of you who know climbing terms, today I successfully topped out on a 10c and I’ve only been able to do a V3. I’m working on a V4 and a 10d right now.

I suggest that you try rock climbing. It’s a little expensive for my taste but I’m having a great time trying to build upon my successes.

If you love to see a visual representation of your progression then I would recommend that you try it out. Check out if there are any gyms in your area that offer it, I’m sure that there might be one that you haven’t seen before :)

Running Out Of Time

Do you ever have that feeling of helplessness that comes with an approaching deadline? The closer you get to the deadline the more weight the work you have to get done seems to weigh you down, even though you have been steadily progressing.

It doesn’t even have to be a deadline that has a physical thing to turn in at the end. You could be going somewhere and you need to be there but every second the outcome seems to be farther away from the desired one.
This relates back to my post about time and how we can never get it back but I think that the feeling you have when you are running out of time is something that is hard to achieve in any other situation. The combination of dread and guilt that you feel. Dread for the guilt I think. Guilt because you most likely have an obligation and you will be guilty if you can not fulfill that obligation.
I think that this is an interesting phenomenon and wanted to share my thoughts on it. Thanks for reading!

Compliments

Compliments are weird things. There are those who want a lot of them and then there are those who say they don’t want any. Some thrive off of compliments and some have adverse reactions when someone compliments them.

Everyone has their reasons of doing what they do but I think compliments are a good thing. However I think they are more valuable when given sparingly.
If someone is given the same compliment every day then that compliment gets stale and boring. After a while it might turn into an insult to their ears.
So then what are you to do? Well, I would suggest not complimenting people. That doesn’t mean be mean to them or insult them but just acknowledge what they do. Give less compliments that way each one you give will carry more weight.
Some would say that this is rude and perhaps it is, but think about this: Would you rather receive a compliment from someone you know compliments everyone all the time for anything they do, or receive a compliment from someone who rarely gives compliments? I would prefer the latter.
I’m not really sure where I was going with this post. It was just a brain thought I had. Not even sure that is an existing term . . .COINED IT! Naa not really, it’s probably been done before. However I think that will be a new category on my blog, brain thoughts. I like it.
Anyways, thanks for reading and I hope you enjoyed it!