Yet Another Humbling Experience

jeffSo, I figure there’s no time to waste in facing this fear of mine.  If I want to get better at climbing mountains, I might as well start now. Why not start with a day of bouldering?  (What is this bouldering you ask?  Well it’s basically a form of rock climbing without the use of ropes or harnesses, with littler risk as it’s relatively close to the ground – pheww!).  Something that might help me begin to feel just a little bit more comfortable on those gnarly climbs.  Something that I have only done maybe a handful of times in my life.  Oh, my poor poor ego.

IMG_6427The easiest route in the book, was still too much of a challenge for me.  Like I said, my poor ego.  Imagine that.  The easiest is known as V0.  ZERO!  After my first attempt, I laughed at myself and then asked if there was a negative zero.  Thankfully, there is.  Maybe there’s a small chance I might be able to complete one of those routes.  Maybe.

I was completely humbled watching our friends float up the rock.  They made it look so easy.  It was truly humbling.  I figured, “hey, I’m an athletic person, I should be able to do this”.  Riiiiight.  Not a chance.  It was yet another reminder to put my ego aside for the day, learn from the people around me, and give it my best shot.  Which is exactly what I did.  Jeff, on the otherhand, was a rockstar.  I’m sure he can help me pick up this (yet another) new hobby.  I’m keen, and want to learn, which I guess in the end is all that matters.

“Every person that you meet knows something you don’t; learn from them.”
– H.Jackson Brown Jr. 

Be more curious.  Ask more questions.  And above all, remain humble.

Smile with your heart!

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