Amidst the go-go-go and the self-assumed pressure of perceived expectations and obligations, it is easy to forget the core questions of Who and Why. In the pursuit of "progress," I've spent much of the past year inside, checking the boxes for certification and working to make tangible headway in my practice, often based on what the experts say and on what other folks are doing. And while I'm grateful for what I've received and created, I am reminded how delicate the balance is, between making time for my business and my learning, and making time for the passions and pursuit that don't initially seem to contribute tangibly to those pursuits.
When starting down this path a year ago and I had to make some conscious concessions regarding how I allocate my time, rock climbing was one of the activities I decided to shelf for a while. I've missed it at times, but felt content with my trade-offs. Of all the outdoor pursuits I enjoy, I find rock climbing's skill set to be the most perishable--the technical skills, fitness, and trust in gear and feet all quickly fading without maintenance--making the coming back to climbing at times a daunting and humbling endeavor.
Creative Destruction: Golder Goldstein's Blog
Nearly every time I sit down to write, to create, something gets destroyed.