So, 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.
The 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!