I had an idea today. As I don't always have a trip or a book finished every week, I figured I would come up with a new kind of post. The Life Update! This will be terribly boring for those of you who don't know me, but for those who do, this is a cool way for me to share with you what I've been up to.
So first of all, I've done some thinking and I don't think I will be thru-hiking next year after all. There are a few reasons for this, but it really comes down to one thing: I wasn't looking forward to it. After a summer of learning to Lead Climb, Canoeing, and listening to cool adventures (thanks Dirtbag Diaries), I concluded that there were other things I'd rather be doing than hiking 2000 miles. I still haven't ruled it out as a future trip, but for now, I plan to move forward in a different direction.
What is that direction you may ask?
'12-'13 Winter Plan:
I've got an application into One Steamboat Place already, and hopefully the interview will be this month (/early September)! I believe the position I applied for was driving (they said they'd pass my resume along to the driving manager), but I really am not sure exactly how the process works for awarding jobs.
If I do get it though! It would go from December to April. Hopefully during that time I could get plenty of shredding time! (Hopefully I could also find some beta on how to become a snowboard instructor too!)
'13 Summer Plan
This one is much more up for grabs. I've got a few ideas at the moment though:
-Working as a Climbing Specialist
-Working as a river guide in Colorado
-Working at Boys and Girls Metro Club of Atlanta
-Working as a Outdoor Trip Leader (somewhere...)
And more! I'm going through a Storm of Swords now. The going is slow though because of two things:
|(recently aquired one of these!)|
That's all for now folks! (And I'll probably update this post in the summer section. I just want to make sure I post something now though)
PS - If you are/have wondered why I always link books to Amazon, it's not because I'm sponsored by them or anything. I think Amazon is one of the best places to read reviews, and if you DO decide to get the book, odds are Amazon will have the cheapest prices...