Its not all about the mountains. I spend a lot of time there, but that's not all I do or want to do. And like I have insinuated, life's kind of crazy. Talking about what i've been doing is cool, but that will become tiresome. Writing about what I do well, or for that matter, what I do poorly, seems both too personal and too cocky. It seems timely to write a bit about what I intend to do and be. Outside of the mountains. I have aspirations in the hills, personally and professionally. But those will have to wait. This is gonna be kind of a list of New Year's Resolutions, a couple months late.
I resolve to be a good friend. A good friend that will be a strong supporter, and inspire strong support. We all need a support system. And I have a new vision. I envision a support system like a building's foundation. (An aside here, lest family feel left out or taken for granted. But i'm talking specifically about non-family support. My family is awesome. No issues, rock-solid, always there, easy to serve. I guess that's like saying I take them for granted. But, well, trust is different than taking for granted, I hope) My support system in the past had plenty of material in the foundation. Good materials, good people. But it was tall and skinny. Deep, but not broad. And it wobbled, to say the least. I now know the value of maybe a pyramid-shaped foundation. Broad base, strong center. Sturdy.
I will eat and sleep and rest like an athlete. Like someone who needs his body to give him the best it's got.
I will "wear my heart on my sleeve": sharing without alienating. Showing passion without reservation or embarrassment.
I will be an excellent employee. Sometimes that means giving more than I am paid for, sometimes sticking up for the effort I put in. Always minding my own "human factors", limitations, preferences and biases.
I will do some things for me, some things for my career, some things for my sanity, some things for my family, some things for my friends, and very few things just "because I should".
I will go broke probably.
I will blossom, grow, thrive, be down, be up, piss people off, make 'em happy.