It came to my attention (via my lovely girlfriend Sarah) that my month challenge of taking pictures of my non-work life happened to fall on a period of time where I was trying to finish my 48 peaks. Therefore, the pictures in this month’s blog might not really be an accurate representation of my life throughout the rest of the year. I like hiking/climbing a lot but I have a feeling that this month’s blog will make me look like a super crunchy hiking fiend. As much as I love hiking, it’s more about having a challenging goal that will stretch my limits, figuring out the logistics to accomplish that goal, and then going all-out until the goal is reached. A professor of mine once said, “It’s not what the goal is, it’s what the goal does” (thanks Jerry Brightman). In this case my goal was to finish these 48 peaks by my 25th birthday, in my opinion it’ll be a great way to enter the next quarter century of my life. As a result of this goal, I’ve spent significantly more time with my friends, more time exercising, more time enjoying nature, and less time spending money on less fulfilling activities like beer drinking and other expensive city-life activities. This goal has brought me on many adventures that may not have happened otherwise. This weekend’s adventure involves PERFECT WEATHER, 75F and sunny during the day and 50F at night, all with beautiful fall scenery throughout. You can’t ask for much more than that. Here are my pictures from Saturday (on the hour, every hour b/c my phone app doesn’t work in the woods #firstworldproblems).
Life Without the Landfill
One Conversation per Day on Public Transit
A Random Photo-Journal of my 5-9
The 100 Item Challenge
Meat Eater to Plant Eater
One Random Act of Kindness per Day.
Dream Journal + 8 Hours of Sleep.
Young, Urban, and Totally Sober.
One Short Story per Day.
One New Exercise per Day.
Launch a Kickstarter Campaign.