Wow, it’s already mid-December- where did the year go? I can’t believe 2018 is around the corner. Honestly sometimes I sit here still in disbelief that this is where life took me. It’s not that I’m in denial of this radical change. And it’s not that this isn’t where I want to be right now. It’s that I now have so much opportunity in front of me. New Opportunity. Letting go of someone else’s actions, someone else’s choices, allowed me to move forward and see things in a new light. I am only responsible for my actions, my choices. Reminds me of coaching and the lesson of controllables vs. uncontrollables. Good one Augy!
I’m wrapping up a fantastic trip out east. Being on the road for the last 6 months has only reiterated how lucky I am to know so many incredible people. I think going through divorce this year has allowed me to meet people I may not have known otherwise. I have spent the last couple of months with Cody and Anna (and Cyrus!) and I have to say- I’m going to miss my little family. This family and many other friends (hey Serra and Dan!) helped bring Leonard home. It’s amazing how all of these people came together and somehow Leonard was found- from bushwhacking, making signs, setting traps, looking for tracks, dissecting poop, keeping my morale alive, building a fire every night, making coffee, sharing dinner, eating donuts at the Art Factory, etc…. Climbing definitely attracts some quality people. And I know we will run into each other again.
It’s time to head West. I’m looking forward to sunshine in the desert (and javelinas…and tortillas). It’s easy to read the news and get depressed about the state of the world. But then you surround yourself with beautiful people and remember that the world is full of light and hope. And donuts. Cheers to 2018.